Use code TPM for up to 66% off at MyPillow.com

ADVERTISEMENT

WATCH: Charlie Kirk and Seth Dillon on 'refusing to bend the knee' following Twitter bans

Both Charlie Kirk and The Babylon Bee were banned from Twitter for pointing out that Biden's assistant HHS Secretary is a biological male.

ADVERTISEMENT
Image
Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

On Monday, Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee, spoke to TPUSA founder and talk radio host Charlie Kirk, about how they are both "refusing to bend the knee" to Twitter after the Big Tech giant suspended their accounts over posts regarding Rachel Levine, a biological male who currently serves as President Joe Biden's assistant health secretary. Levine got the job as part of a diversity initiative because Levine identifies as a woman.

Kirk, who was suspended from Twitter for "hateful conduct" on March 22 after identifying Rachel Levine as a biological male named "Richard," asked Dillon about the importance of not caving into Twitter's demands and deleting their tweets, a requirement for account restoration.

"If everybody just simply rolls over, does whatever Twitter wants, and engages in this kind of like reality denial, where we all have to use the language they want us to use, affirm the things they want us to affirm, refuse to deny things that we wish to deny...then we're giving them more power than they should have over us," Dillon told Kirk.

The Babylon Bee, a satirical site which stood up for women after USA Today named Levine "Woman of the Year" by turning around and naming Levine "Man of the Year," was suspended pending deletion of the offending tweet on March 20.

Dillon said that under no circumstances would the outlet delete the tweet. Last week, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann was suspended from Twitter for making a joke that perhaps the outlet would be let back on Twitter "...if we throw a few thousand Uyghurs in a concentration camp." This was in reference to Chinese state media being given a platform on the site, despite the country's human rights abuses against the Muslim minority group.

The Babylon Bee CEO told Kirk that, "Twitter's going to ban themselves into irrelevance at some point," adding, that "until somebody takes a stand, a bold stand, somebody with a following that's got some influence, people aren't going to be emboldened to follow suit."

"And I think that once you get one person that stands up another might feel a little emboldened to do it, and then another and then another, and the next thing you know, you've got a mass of people who are standing in defense of truth and reason and goodness, and freedom," Dillon said. "And maybe that'll happen."

"We were just simply standing on principle and saying the right thing to do is not delete this tweet," Dillon explained.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
N/A by N/A is licensed under N/A

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me in September

We will use this to send you a single email in September 2020. To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
ADVERTISEMENT
© 2022 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy