Gabriella Lascano is no stranger to being treated unfairly due to her size. After YouTube slapped a censor on one of her try-on hauls, the blogger tried to fight back. This time, however, YouTube didn't bother with a censor — it just removed a video altogether.
Lascano uploaded a Boohoo haul on April 6. The video racked up more than 600,000 views.
The video was removed on the grounds of violating community guidelines, as it features "nudity, pornography, or sexually provocative content." However, using a still from the video, Lascano pointed out that the most skin she shows all video is while wearing a crop top that shows zero cleavage, nipple, or even underboob.
The removal highlights a major double standard.
There is FAR racier content on YouTube than Lascano's now-removed video. A quick bikini haul search pulls up far racier images of thinner women, many of whom are showing their butts or cleavage. While there's nothing wrong with what those women are posting, it's unfair that Lascano was reprimanded for posting something way more demure than other users.
"At this point there’s no way to deny that YouTube discriminates against plus size women and smaller channels. YouTube has made it obvious at this point they don’t care about the hard working content creators on their platform but rather those with millions of subscribers like manny Mua and Jeffrey star who are allowed to speak about grossly inappropriate sexual activities and drug taking."
Lascano appealed the video's deletion.
We have also reached out to YouTube for comment, and will continue to update the story.