until we hear back from @youtube, please actively check on all LGBTQ+ creators you're subscribed to & continue to support their content.
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) March 19, 2017
The popular vlogger said this new community-based censorship could have negative effects on the LGBT community, and goes against what the streaming site has always represented. He told Teen Vogue:
"YouTube has always been a place for disenfranchised voices to reach audiences who are actively seeking representation in media. It's often the first place many LGBTQ+ youth around the world see themselves and their stories shared and celebrated. Blocking LGBTQ+ creators and content is harmful, plain and simple."
Other YouTubers agree — and are frustrated that the current censorship process allows public bias to decide what content is "offensive."
Vlogger Seaine Love took to Twitter to vent about her videos about being transgender were all blocked under Restricted Mode, writing: