Graham Linehan has been suspended from Twitter after breaching the social media website’s guidelines on utilizing banned phrases – and has appealed to Mumsnet customers to assist him get his account again.
The Father Ted and IT Crowd creator, who goes as @Glinner on Twitter, posted a message on the parenting web site after being compelled to delete a string of previous tweets that had been reported by – in his phrases – trans rights activists.
Graham has beforehand been accused of holding transphobic views and obtained a warning from West Yorkshire police in 2018 after a Twitter row with transgender activist Stephanie Hayden, who claimed the comedy author had ‘deadnamed’ her and used incorrect pronouns.
After being booted from Twitter, Graham posted a message on Mumsnet asking customers to unfold the phrase that it was “malicious reporting from the same old suspects” that bought him suspended.
“I am actually sorry to barge in on you Mumsnettters with my issues, however
I have been lastly suspended from Twitter and I’ve a sense they’re both going to ban me or simply take my verified tick. I’ve submitted an attraction with Twitter and the Higher Enterprise Bureau however I believed I would publish right here too so individuals knew what was happening,” he wrote at 3.16am this morning.
“Not too long ago, I maintain being locked out of my account and compelled to delete tweets to get again in. The most recent tactic by trans rights activists is to run a seek for any time I’ve used the phrase ‘groomer’, a phrase Twitter just lately determined was Not Allowed.
“This was not a violation of Twitter’s ToS [terms of service] on the time I used the phrase, and I’ve been cautious to keep away from it since. I nonetheless use the phrase ‘grooming’ in varied permutations as a result of I consider that gender ideology is a type of societal grooming. It’s a very actual menace to the wellbeing of ladies and kids and if our capacity to call a menace is eliminated, it’s much more troublesome to struggle that menace.”
Graham went on: “You could keep in mind that Twitter equally eliminated Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy. She misplaced her account when she stated ‘that is him’ about ‘Jessica’ Yaniv. Keep in mind that Yaniv was nonetheless going below ‘Jonathan’ on the time, and simply as in my case, her crime in opposition to Twitter’s Phrases of Service was not truly an offence on the time she dedicated it. She most likely by no means thought she might be banned from the general public sq. for uttering the phrases “that is him”. However that is Twitter.”
He continued: “Twitter has a excessive proportion of trans-identified staff and for a while has been silencing feminists and their allies who run afoul of its absurd ‘misgendering’ insurance policies. The one advantage of my state of affairs is that I am in nice firm – Claire Graham, Meghan Murphy, Skylar Gwynn, Miranda Yardley, GNC Centric and lots of extra, necessary feminist and demanding voices who’ve been silenced for combating a harmful ideology that tells kids it is attainable to be born into the mistaken physique.”
“Anyway, that is what’s occurring. Please let individuals know it is completely right down to malicious reporting from the same old suspects and please maintain watching my YouTube Channel and visiting my miserable weblog. I am going to even be out there on Glindr if individuals from Twitter wish to re-establish contact there. Hope it is alright to publish these hyperlinks to these locations.”
Graham then added his YouTube channel and a hyperlink to his personal web site, the place he just lately stood up for JK Rowling when she was accused of being transphobic in an infinite Twitter storm.
Linehan’s removing from the social media platform has been met with blended response, with a number of customers praising Twitter for taking motion in opposition to his views.
A Change.org petition set as much as name for his axing had been signed by greater than 5,700 individuals simply days earlier than Twitter took motion.
Earlier this 12 months, Jonathan Ross discovered himself below hearth after sharing assist for the author.
“I wrestle to know the opinions of clever males I beforehand admired – Jon Ronson and Billy Bragg – that strike me as tragically ill-informed and depressingly self-aggrandising,” Jonathan had tweeted.
“I do know you might be paying a heavy worth for this G, however I love and applaud you.”
In response, Jonathan was branded transphobic, a ‘bigot’ and a ‘fascist’.