Twitter recently blocked the account of “Kenneth in the 212” blogger Kenneth Welsh after he shared alleged photos of homophobic former Congressman Aaron Schock filming himself in the buff. Images were taken from a video that circulated and remains live on the social networking platform.
Kenneth vented his frustrations about Twitter’s actions on his website Monday, May 27.
“Don’t have a lot of time to flesh it out, but a dissertation could be written about how Twitter has allowed the harassment of marginalized people of all kinds by everyone up to the so-called president of the United States, yet they have blocked my account for allegedly “harassing” Aaron Schock.”
“Yes, I’m talking about the same Aaron Schock who was leading a double life as a sexually active gay man while spending his career on Capitol Hill supporting legislation to legally harass LGBTQ people before getting run out of town, forced to pay back more than $100,000 in misappropriated funds.”
“So what I’m now gathering is that Twitter is the right place to go if you’re a white supremacist or feel like going after after women — a study shows one is harassed every 30 seconds on the social-media platform, just ask Leslie Jones— but it isn’t the right venue for pointing out political hypocrisy.”
Kenneth received support after Twitter made their decision from several people including notable author and media pundit Dan Savage.
“So absolutely everyone posted Anthony Weiner‘s sext messages all over Twitter without absolutely everyone getting banned but… Kenneth is banned for posting Aaron Schock’s pics which are legitimately newsworthy due to Schock’s hypocrisy. WTF, @Twitter?”
“You’re my hero. I know there will be detractors who say this is ‘gay shaming’, but you’re exposing a dangerous hypocrite who played with our lives while,” one of Kenneth’s fans wrote. “There’s nothing shameful about his wanting to have a sex life, but it’s shameful that he enjoys such things while having harmed others. Keep up the pressure.”