Twitter temporarily banned conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey for a tweet about the transgender athlete Gavin “Laurel” Hubbard, who competed for New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics — on the women’s team.
Hubbard, the first openly transgender person to compete at the Olympics, was eliminated after three lifts.
“Hubbard failing at the event doesn’t make his inclusion fair,” said Stuckey on Twitter. “He’s still a man, and men shouldn’t compete against women in weightlifting.”
“He’s an overweight middle-aged dude that still qualified for the Olympics by saying he’s a woman,” she continued.
For this thoughtcrime, Twitter issued the conservative podcaster with a temporary suspension, alleging that she had violated the platform’s policies on “hateful conduct.”
Twitter’s rules state: “You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious af… (Read more)