On Monday, BlazeTV’s Steven Crowder published an “apology” video in response to Vox’s Carlos Maza triggering a YouTube investigation and the reported demonetizing of the conservative comedian for making jokes about Maza’s ethnicity and sexuality.
However, Crowder has seemingly rejected the general flow of Big Tech censorship sparked by the Left; instead of insincerely offering the societally required mea culpa, the comedian poured on the mockery in the faux apology video.
“It’s been brought to my attention that many of the comments, videos, and overall tenor and tone of this program have been considered hurtful and offensive to many, and while not in violation of policy guidelines, certainly skirted the line of human decency. I, along with everyone here at ‘Louder With Crowder,’ am not above recognizing my mistakes and attempting to rectify them,” Crowder said in the video. “So I’d like to take this opportunity to formally apologize to all parties involved.”
But that’s where the contrition ended: Crowder went on to list dozens of humorous and controversial insults and bits that he and his team have produced in the past. Crowder hit Fox News hosts, “Drag Queen Story Hour,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Planned Parenthood, Ben Shapiro, Joe Biden, Megan Kelly, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), among many other targets.
“I apologize to the Drag Queen Storytime, for trampling on what was solely intended to be an educational and family-friendly experience at the Houston Public Library, with sex offenders,” Crowder deadpanned.
In another portion of the video, the comedian said, “I’d like to take a moment to apologize to Planned Parenthood for equating their sales tactics with that of a used car salesman, with our installments Crazy Pete’s Abortion Barn, both One and Two, along with Crazy Pete’s Embryonic Stem-Cell Emporium. I’d also like to apologize to used car salesmen everywhere, who work hard and form the backbone of this society’s working class; they did nothing to invite this unwarranted comparison.”
Predictably, Crowder’s response triggered Maza. “Steven Crowder just published a 20-minute fake apology video, where he gratuitously repeats every gross thing he’s done on his show, making a joke out of it,” the Vox employee posted on Twitter. “He’s daring [YouTube] to do something about it,” he concluded, “knowing full well they won’t actually enforce their policies.”
Maza, a fierce fighter against comedians’ jokes, has actually advocated the assault of right-wing politicians and activists.
“Milkshake them all. Humiliate them at every turn. Make them dread public organizing,” he posted on May 21, linking to an article about so-called “milkshaking.”
Crowder made it clear on Friday that he would not go down without a fight. “This is a war,” he said about the targeted censorship. “We will fight to the absolute bitter end, both legally and publicly.”