A Perez Hilton Twitter suspension?
Perez Hilton had his Twitter account suspended after reposting the track list for Taylor Swift’s upcoming album Reputation. The blogger uploaded a YouTube video yesterday where he reveals how Swift and her machine got him suspended from Twitter.
The details behind the Perez Hilton Twitter suspension
“I am sitting here at the moment currently unable to tweet from my personal account because Taylor Swift is responsible for me being suspended,” the 39-year-old blogger said.
“The timing of this all is mind-boggling to me because earlier today I was talking about how many journalists have felt bullied by the Taylor Swift Machine.”
Hilton is likely referring to the Swift Machines’ response to an article, titled “Swiftly to the alt-right: Taylor subtly gets the lower case kkk in formation,” that was written by Meghan Herning and published on the blog PopFront on September 5.
Swift’s attorneys demanded that the website issue a retraction and take the article down immediately, threatening a lawsuit if they did not remove it by October 24, one day before the letter was dated. Since then, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has stepped in defending the journalist and the blog in the name of the first amendment.
“I have never felt that before but I now am a victim of Taylors wrath,” Hilton continues.
Hilton explains, “Here’s what went down, Taylor Swift’s fans started posting all over social media an alleged tracklist for her new album. I didn’t know if it was real or not, if it was real who cares it was a photo of a guy’s hand holding the back of a copy of the album.”
Hilton states he reposted the photo and immediately got a “take-down notice” from Swift’s label, Universal, shortly before his account was suspended.
“The album comes out in two days and you’re suspending me for promoting your album,” he says in the video. “It’s a freaking tracklist.”
Shortly after Perez was suspended from Twitter, Swift revealed the tracklist herself.
Hilton states he’ll still support Swift but is “disappointed” over his suspension. However, Perez Hilton’s Twitter account was brought back several hours after releasing the video.