Getting banned from a social media platform isn’t actually that hard, that’s why there’s guidelines for everyone to know the do’s and the don’ts to follow, but that’s not the case for Perez Hilton.
Perez got permanently banned from TikTok, and he’s not even sure why he got banned without any warning. On Saturday, Dec.12th, Perez pleaded for answers in an emotional YouTube livestream.
He says in the livestream, “The reason that TikTok gave me for permanently banning my account without any warning is ‘multiple community guidelines violations.’ I am feeling numb, and I don’t want to seem overly dramatic, but I feel like my world is crumbling. This feels like a death to me.”
In the clip, Perez stated that he gets “targeted attacks against me by people against me all the time,” but when he appeals the reports, his videos are almost always restored. But this time it’s different, because he’s been banished from the platform for good, and he’s begging to know why.
Perez’s Long-Standing Feud With Charli D’Amelio
In his livestream, he claimed that he reached out to TikTok influencer Charli D’Amelio and her family in a “Hail Mary Pass” to try and get his account restored.
Perez’s feud with Charli made headlines for months now, and earlier this year, for instance, he criticized Charli for dancing in a bikini in one of her videos. A petition (with more than 220 000 signatures recorded) was created to get Perez banned from TikTok, for the reason that the blogger “attacks young teenagers(15 years old) for wearing bathing suits.”
Perez said in his livestream, “Charli is the most-followed person on TikTok, and I think the reason that I have been permanently banned without any warning is because I have been talking about a lot of creators on TikTok because those videos do well. But I have not done anything that’s harassing or bullying, and TikTok is claiming that I am, just by sharing news and sharing my opinion.”
Watch Perez’s “I am banned” video by clicking on the link below:
Was Perez’s Book Cover Flagged For Nudity?
A contact of Perez at TikTok explained that he was being banned for multiple community guideline violations including harassment, bullying, and nudity.
He says in the video, “I don’t post nudity on TikTok! The only thing I can think of is, when people make videos about me with my book [2020 memoir TMI: My Life In Scandal], holding my book, I’ve duetted them, and my book cover features a side view of me that shows my glute, but you don’t see my whole butt, and it’s not nudity.”
Perez ended his livestream with one last plea to Charli, to TikTok, and anyone else who can help, “Please, Charli D’Amelio, please message me back on Instagram. Please. Please help me. I know you don’t owe me that, but I beg of you. I beg of you. I grovel. I beg… Maybe I’m also being punished because I’ve been critical vocally of TikTok practices. I’m sorry. I will shut up. I will keep any criticism about TikTok private. Thank you for watching. Please share this video everywhere and help.”
What do you think? Should Charli help Perez restore his TikTok account or do you think he deserved what he got?
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