Russell Brand sheds light on why he has left YouTube: 'I am being penalised'

By Betty Cruise September 30, 2022
Russell Brand sheds light on why he has left YouTube: 'I am being penalised'

Russell Brand has recently left YouTube after his video was removed from the streaming service.

According to Independent, Brand claimed that he’s been “censored by YouTube” based on making “a relatively small error on platform”.

“We have officially been censored by YouTube,” said the 47-year-old in a short clip posted this week.

He continued, “We made an error, in my opinion a relatively small error, and we are being penalised, and for me that looks like censorship.”

Brand also noted, “YouTube removed this video because it cited information on official government websites, which we misinterpreted”.

Following this removal, Brand hopped on to another platform Rumble mainly because he believed that this will “enable him to talk more freely”.

“They took down one of our videos for misinformation, but why are big media organisations not censored for misinformation in the same way? Is it because YouTube are part of the mainstream media now?” argued Brand.

Nonetheless, the actor-comedian shared that he did upload an apology video for the “error he made” which he deleted later.

“YouTube took down our original video, we’ve taken down the apology video because in case we reiterate the claim while apologising for it,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the comedian informed that he would now be hosting an hour-long live stream five days a week from Rumble.