Event management platform Eventbrite has removed a Turning Point USA screening of Matt Walsh’s documentary “What Is a Woman?” for allegedly promoting “hate,” event organizers say.
Field representative Maggie Fuchs shared a screenshot on her Twitter of the email detailing why Eventbrite removed the event. The screening is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, at the West Kentucky University campus. The Turning Point WKU Twitter page confirms the screening will still happen despite Eventbrite not allowing them to promote it on their platform.
Eventbrite removed our event to watch @MattWalshBlog “What is a Woman”. The event will still be happening. Show up and let’s show Eventbrite that their censorship will not stop us. It’s next Tuesday, September 13, 6pm in DSU 2123. https://t.co/h9sDcNv0Za
— Turning Point USA WKU (@wku_tpusa) September 7, 2022
An email from the company said, “We encourage our organizers to express their views and gather for a chosen purpose as long as it’s done in a way that doesn’t violate our Legal Terms. We do not permit events, content, or creators that promote or encourage hate, violence, or harassment towards others and/or oneself.”
The notice of removal went on to say that the event “expresses views that are in violation” of the company’s Community Guidelines and Terms of Service. Next, the platform Trust and Safety Team advised that the event would be removed.
The Community Guidelines for Eventbrite further promise that they are “committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful platform for the organization and discovery of live events.” Specifically prohibited content includes “Hateful or Dangerous Content or Events That Discriminate Against or Threaten Any Societal Group, or Encourages Violence.”
This section specifies content cannot be, “Hate speech, hateful ideologies, and hateful activities that incite, encourage or engage in violence, intimidation, disparagement, harassment, or threats targeting an individual or group based on their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.”
Eventbrite did not immediately return The Daily Wire’s request for comment about the specific reason why the event was removed.
The “What Is a Woman?” screening is not the first event to get removed from Eventbrite for violating their community guidelines. In July, Eventbrite canceled payments for an event featuring “2,000 Mules” creator Dinesh D’Souza, including a film screening, because it was promoting “potentially harmful misinformation.”
The movie seeks to prove fraud in the 2020 election.
Louisiana GOP Chairman Louis Gurvich said he believed Eventbrite’s actions were politically motivated, and that they canceled the event at the last minute as a form of sabotage.
“I have to feel like there’s a malicious intent here,” Gurvich said at the time. “We’re not going to recover all the fees. We may recover most, but we’re not going to recover the time and effort it’s going to take to recover the donations … that had already been given to us and then were basically taken away.”