Five Times August


Twitter censors singer/songwriter Five Times August for calling people marching in BDSM and "puppy play" gear a "freak show": Singer/songwriter Five Times August saw a tweet by The Post Millennial showing video of some people marching in the Toronto Pride Parade in full BDSM and "puppy play" gear and wanted to comment. The songwriter quote tweeted the video tweet, and said “Mental illness freak show on full display. This has to stop. This is nothing to celebrate.” According to reported screenshots shared directly to CensorTrack, the user's account was locked by Twitter, claiming the tweet was a violation of its rules against "hateful conduct." The user's account was only unlocked once the tweet was deleted.