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Anthony Padilla slams YouTube for ‘horrifying’ gun holster advert

Anthony Padilla
Anthony discovered the advert ‘horrifying’ (Picture: Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Anthony Padilla has slammed for displaying a ‘horrifying’ gun holster advert on his movies.

The YouTube star, who was beforehand one half of Smosh, responded to a tweet from a fan containing the complete advert.

It options individuals pulling a handgun out of a holster, earlier than displaying a person aiming and taking pictures it.

‘I got this ad before one of your videos,’ the fan informed him. ‘I just thought you should know. I’m conscious you had nothing to do with it however,,,,, idk right here do what you’ll with this data.’

Anthony, who has a following of greater than three million, retweeted and added: ‘This is horrifying. @teamyoutube we DO NOT need our movies getting used to advertise these sorts of manufacturers or merchandise.

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‘PLEASE give us the option to ban topics from being advertised on our videos.’

‘I don’t get it, what’s horrifying?’ one Twitter consumer requested, with the YouTuber happening to say: ‘Seeing my videos used to promote weapons and weapon accessories.’

TeamYouTube replied on Twitter, telling him: ‘Thanks for letting us know, you can block specific ads (advertiser or categories) from appearing on your channel,’ and sending him to a assist article.

However, it didn’t seem to unravel the issue, as a consequence of Anthony being a part of an MCN (multi-channel community).

The advert subject comes not lengthy after creators have been left unimpressed with the adjustments to the verification system, earlier than YouTube backtracked on the replace.

Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla (Smosh)
He’s greatest recognized for being in comedy duo Smosh with Ian Hecox (Picture: WireImage)

The platform defined it might be eradicating some channels’ verified badge, reasoning in a publish that: ‘As YouTube has grown and become more complex, we need a new way to verify the identity of channels and help you find the official channel you’re wanting for.’

However, some creators weren’t completely happy, with James Charles saying: ‘I’m actually sorry to the creators who’re being unverified on @YouTube right this moment. This determination is de facto pointless and it’s yet one more change not a single person requested for.

‘PLEASE know that you are still valid as a creator and I hope that a stupid checkmark doesn’t discourage you!’

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YouTube later backtracked on the change, saying it had ‘missed the mark’.

CEO Susan Wojcicki stated in a tweet: ‘To our creators & users–I’m sorry for the frustration & damage that we precipitated with our new method to verification.

‘While trying to make improvements, we missed the mark. As I write this, we’re working to deal with your issues & we’ll have extra updates quickly.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted YouTube for remark.

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