The Daily Wire’s Andrew Klavan declared victory for free speech after the media company battled to get its “What Is A Woman?” documentary to air without restrictions on Twitter.
The best-selling novelist and podcaster praised Daily Wire co-founders Jeremy Boreing and Ben Shapiro, as well as the documentary’s star, Matt Walsh, after Twitter reversed course and removed dubious “hateful conduct” restrictions on the movie. Klavan also hailed Twitter owner Elon Musk, who seemed to be at odds with his own employees over the issue.
This is a huge win for free speech. Really proud of @JeremyDBoreing @benshapiro @MattWalshBlog and @realDailyWire – and @elonmusk for taking the time to make this right. The truth not only sets us free, it keeps us free. #whatisawoman https://t.co/yTZo5eFDVh
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) June 2, 2023
“This is a huge win for free speech. Really proud of @JeremyDBoreing @benshapiro @MattWalshBlog and @realDailyWire – and @elonmusk for taking the time to make this right,” Klavan tweeted. “The truth not only sets us free, it keeps us free. #whatisawoman.”
The Daily Wire posted the groundbreaking, 90-minute documentary on Twitter, where it could be viewed for free for 24 hours, Thursday night to mark the one-year anniversary of its release and continue to drive the conversation about the radical transgender craze. But Twitter initially labeled the documentary as “hateful conduct” and restricted its visibility because of two instances of supposed “misgendering.” A few hours before its release, Musk had taken to Twitter to insist that it had been a mistake, yet the film was saddled with restrictions when it aired.
At issue was a father referring to his own daughter with feminine pronouns despite her identifying as transgender, and a storeowner addressing a hulking city councilman who also claimed to be female with a masculine pronoun.
On Friday morning, Twitter had lifted the restrictions and Musk retweeted the film.
The documentary released last summer was watched by people in over 70 countries, even as legacy media reviewers ignored the film and its effect on the culture. Soon after its release, “What is a Woman?” became the most watched movie at home, according to Rotten Tomatoes, which also showed that audiences scored the film with a 97% rating.