According to Bloomberg News on the 30th, an employee of YouTube recently posted a comment criticizing the executive’s request to release a racist sound source on an in-house bulletin board.
The music mentioned by the employee is “Meet the Flocker,” released by rapper YG in 2014. The music contains lyrics that say, “Go where the Chinese live and steal.” Because of the explicit lyrics, YouTube has put a protective sign on the video.
In 2017, the LAPD investigation results showed that two U.S. teenagers broke after listening to the song.
Some YouTube employees informed the relevant department and asked them to delete the video related to the song, but executives refused to do so.
YouTube executives wrote in an e-mail, “We recognize that the video is very insulting and painful for many people to watch. In particular, violence against Asian society continues, and I understand (about raising the issue). Our content policy prohibits accusations against violence or minority groups but sometimes allows the publication of (applicable) images in educational, historical, scientific, and artistic contexts. “If we delete this video, it will affect other music contents, and after a long discussion, we made a difficult decision.”
YouTube employees criticized the decision.