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YouTube Has Blood On Its Hands And They Don’t Fucking Care

‪When I was a kid I felt I deserved to be mistreated because I was gay. This had a lot to do with me not seeing grown gay people standing up for themselves — and it wasn’t safe to.‬

‪So when you see me fighting now, it’s not about winning.‬

‪I’m reclaiming myself, and all the years.‬

After over a full year of this super intense, targeted harassment campaign against me by the since-banned Reddit trolls, every single tech company has intervened except for YouTube, which just this week let us know they will not be taking action to protect me on their platform.

The teams at YouTube have all the facts, covered extensively everywhere from People Magazine to gay blogs, to the official Reddit blog itself. This situation caused Reddit to change their entire harassment policy, yet YouTube would still rather get paid for the clicks than help. More on that setup HERE.

The safety team at Reddit, which had previously been the garbage fire of the internet, said it best in their post about why they intervened: “Ban evaders (and others up to no good) often work across platforms, and so it’s important for those of us in the industry to also share information when we spot these types of coordinated campaigns.”

Yet, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s teams at YouTube refuse to look at the big picture and have sided with the content creators (trolls) whose entire goal in mocking me for my past mental health struggles, discrediting my career, publishing lies about crimes I’ve never committed, and attempting to dangerously “out” people in my private life for being gay, is to drive me to suicide — something they have stated plainly throughout this process as their end goal in torturing me.

YouTube’s charming clickbait algorithm serves up these videos, intended to organize troll narratives and coordinate these attacks across platforms, while also allowing these troll YouTube creators to monetize the abuse, to anyone who watches my music videos or searches my name. None of it is true, and all of it is meant to diminish, intimidate, cyberstalk and harass me, as part of this larger targeted abuse campaign.

No one should have to endure what I have over the past 18 months since this latest wave of homophobic hate and attempts to destroy me, my career and my reputation, began. Wikipedia locked the Logan Lynn article down FOR THIS VERY REASON. Facebook jumped in to help and removed all of the fake profiles and instances where even these exact videos that YouTube refuses to remove were posted on their platform and on Instagram. Twitter Support jumped in and banned these users from harassing me or posting these videos on their platform, too.

It is ONLY YouTube who refuses to do anything about their piece of this mess, and it’s absolutely disgusting — especially in light of their recent announcements and the positive PR they’ve received for supposedly updating their harassment policies to also include public figures. The reality is, it’s all for show. They have no intention of actually making YouTube safer for anyone, because clicks are clicks and ad revenue is ad revenue.

To anyone who could possibly help me over at YouTube and Google: I am literally begging you to just be as decent as Reddit. That’s a VERY low bar, and one you should be trying to hit.

This right here is a twisted business model:

Removing a handful of comments encouraging me to commit suicide under the videos, but leaving the actual videos where the trolls are organizing and amplifying those exact narratives and comments as their larger online abuse strategy misses the mark of community safety completely.

The Logan Lynn Reddit page got banned and shut down because these YouTube users and their troll friends took it over — an exact directive from one of the many videos we have reported on YouTube over the past year, encouraging viewers to find me on other sites to bully and harass me.

As far as my team, attorney, and management is concerned, the careless, irresponsible Executive Team at YouTube is solely responsible for the torture at this point because you continue to protect and promote the abuse as “content”. This is ALL on you. What you’re doing is dangerous and wrong.

The only thing we have ever asked of YouTube is that they actually take a look at the larger context of this well-documented trolling and stop allowing the pieces that only YouTube can stop, just as Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Instagram and all other platforms have done.

PLEASE HELP ME.

Thank You, Recording Academy!

Thanks to everyone who voted for My Movie Star in the 3 categories it was up for at the GRAMMYs!

We (predictably) lost the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album nomination to Barbra Streisand, John Legend, Elvis Costello, Michael Bublé, and Andrea Bocelli, but holy hell it was fun to see our names on that ballot.

I also cannot stress enough how much I loved working with (and then #Grammy campaigning with!!!!) my childhood pop hero Tiffany. Her beautiful rendition of Big City Now from My Movie Star ultimately lost the Best Pop Solo Performance nom to Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Lizzo and Taylor Swift, but I’m #TeamTiff FOREVER.

Working across genres on My Movie Star was really exciting, and while Scott Simpson’s cover of Underground was knocked out of the Best Country Solo Performance race by Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Ashley McBryde, Tyler Childers, and Tanya Tucker in round 2, infiltrating the Country ballot was a trip.

Congrats, everybody! I’ll see you at the big show in LA on January 26th. 🤘🏆

Logan Lynn Teams Up With Recording Academy For Behind The Record Campaign

‪Proud to join the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs in celebrating the many talented people #BehindTheRecord!‬

‪Thank you to all the musicians, engineers, writers, producers, artists and performers who brought My Movie Star to life. This album would never have been possible without each of you.

🏆 #GiveCredit

For Your Consideration: Logan Lynn’s “My Movie Star” Up For Three GRAMMY® Awards

Today the Recording Academy opened 1st round voting for the GRAMMY® Awards and Logan Lynn’s My Movie Star is in the running for THREE different categories! If you are a Voting Member of the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs®, thank you in advance for considering this work.

 

 

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

LOGAN LYNN’S MY MOVIE STAR (2018)

UP FOR THREE GRAMMY® AWARDS

 

 

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

MY MOVIE STAR

LOGAN LYNN


Released: 10/12/2018
Produced by Logan Lynn and Jay Mohr
Mixed by Justin Phelps and Mike Blackburn
Mastered by Justin Phelps
Featuring Collaborations with Glasys, Tiffany, Scott Simpson,
The Dandy Warhols, Jarryd James, Rian Lewis, DoublePlusGood,
Madison Montgomery, Aaron David Gleason, and Stose
SPOTIFY // APPLE MUSIC // SOUNDCLOUD // TIDAL

 
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Logan Lynn Opens Up About Online Abuse and Harassment in People Magazine This Week

“It’s been my experience that nothing triggers this type of toxic masculinity culture more than a gay man who isn’t afraid,” Lynn says, “and I can’t think of anything I am less afraid of than a bunch of fragile dudes who can’t deal with my existence.”

Read the full story in People Magazine HERE, or click on the screenshot below.

…and here’s some backstory:

Back when all of this super intense homophobic trolling started up again a few months ago, it was worse than ever before. Since my time on TV back in the early days of Logo I’ve been a target of this disturbing trash, but I’ve always found ways of using it as a motivator, and it has fueled my queer activism.

A lot of it has turned scarier than usual since the last election when I put out that Satanic puppet video where I put Donald Trump in jail (where he belongs), but this past January I finally made a deal with myself (and my mom) that I was just never going to look at what poison strangers are saying about me ever again — not even for the sake of comedy or advocacy — and I haven’t.

Anyone who follows me has watched me spend years taking screenshots and mocking the truly endless hate I get as a punchline, but I’m fucking tired and homophobia has completely lost its charm. Even with a team of people working with me on managing it all, the bigotry is still painful, and the content of the trolling is so twisted and personally triggering, it can be really hard to find a punchline.

Whether you are a 24 year old comic in Portland attempting to make a name for yourself by publicly dragging mine through the mud, or you don’t like someone famous that I’m connected to, or you are an Evangelical murderer who wants to burn my house down because you hate gay people, or you are one of the 26,000 MAGA dudes who listen to the Opie and Anthony Radio show and insist on creating and distributing violent memes about me, or you are just mad because you think my songs suck, I really, truly have stopped caring. I literally CAN’T care, and haven’t cared for some time.

This is what wellness looks like in 2019: Blocking your own name on the internet. Read the rest of this entry »

Feature Story on Logan Lynn, Online Harassment and Anti-LGBT Bullying in Gay Star News

Gay Star News picked up this story about Reddit’s irresponsible corporate practices and everything that’s been happening with me by way of their shitty, abuse-supporting platform lately.

Read it HERE, or click on the screenshot below:

Logan Lynn, Online Bullying and Harassment Featured Today on Towleroad Blog

Thank you to Andy Towle for helping get the word out on Towleroad about what’s been happening with all of this insane homophobia and online abuse.

This shit is wild, and I feel like people have no idea how complicit Reddit is in perpetuating hate and violence against queer and trans people. Make no mistake: THIS IS THEIR BUSINESS MODEL.

When I was a kid and bullies would call me a fag, knock my books out of my hands, or slam my head into the lockers, I always kicked, screamed, and fought back — even if it meant that I was suspended from school or got my ass kicked worse.‬

‪AND I HAVEN’T CHANGED A BIT. 🌈✊❤️‬

Click HERE to read about it on the TLRD blog.





 

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