- Sasha Baron Cohen called on YouTube and Google to terminate Donald Trump’s YouTube account
- Cohen called on technology giants to do the “right thing” and save democracy
- Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have already blocked Trump from their respective social media platforms
Sacha Baron Cohen wants outgoing President Donald Trump to be banned from any social media platform.
After Twitter, Facebook and Instagram stopped the president from their respective platforms after the Capitol Hill riots, the actor now hopes YouTube will fall in line and ban Trump̵
Entering Twitter, the 49-year-old actor called on Alphabet employees, namely YouTube CEO Susan Wojciech and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, to suspend Trump’s account from their video sharing platform and do the “right thing” for democracy.
“Virtually every social media company has removed Trump … With the exception of YouTube. Trump’s YouTube channel MORE shows videos of his election to MILLIONS of people! Retweet and tell @Google, @sundapichai, @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki – do the right thing #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy, “Cohen wrote on Twitter.
In another tweet, the Borat star called YouTube the new “Trump TV” and targeted companies that advertise in videos that are said to incite rebels to storm the Capitol.
“YouTube is the new Trump television. Trump’s YouTube channel shows +4,000 Trump videos, including “stop stealing” and calling for “fight!” Corporate America – WHY do you run your ads on You Tube Trump TV ?! RT to tell @Google, @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki. #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy, ”tweeted Cohen.
In addition to Cohen, actress Amy Schumer also denied that the technology giants had taken no action on Trump’s account, noting that these companies were giving the president a platform to spread “lies and conspiracies.”
Other notables such as Chelsea Handler, Judd Apatow, Monica Lewinsky and Lawrence O’Donnell also share the same mood and hear their voices.
“We all need to push and retweet @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki to stop the spread of misinformation,” Handler wrote, quoting Cohen.
This is not the first time the star of the “Chicago 7 Trial” has spoken out against the outgoing president. The Golden Globe winner recently admitted that he decided to revive Borat because of Trump’s presidency.
In an interview with Variety, Cohen revealed that he saw many threats to democracy in the Trump administration and thought it was the perfect time to resurrect the hero.
“I felt that democracy was in danger. “I felt that people’s lives were in danger and I was forced to finish the film,” Cohen was quoted as saying by Variety.
Here are other celebrities supporting Cohen’s request to ban Trump from YouTube: