A number of popular Twitter accounts have been suspended, without warning from the site and people are not happy.
Both the Common Gay Boy account and DCHomos account have been removed, without warning on Twitter, leaving people questioning the decision.
CommonGayBoy, which was a satirical, comedy, pop culture account had nearly 240,000 followers before it was suspended last month. The account had been running from 2013.
DCHomos is an award-winning account which has also been suspended. However the owners of the account, Instagrammed Twitter’s apparent reason for suspending the account at the end of August. The owners said, “Gawd damn it Despacito lol. Apparently, you can’t post a video where Despacito is playing in the background or @twitter will suspend you. Be back soon! ”
The suspensions have left some fans frustrated, with some users questioning the motives behind the deletions.
— ? (@brightfireworks) September 5, 2017
Twitter suspended CGBposts and PopCrave. Twitter really is homophobic. pic.twitter.com/j94pfnZgLR
— E? (@scammerswift) September 6, 2017
— anthony (@otowndrow) September 13, 2017
@cgbposts was suspended… who did this. wtf
— ben (@benlojacono) September 9, 2017
— Lyès (@Moustiboy) September 4, 2017
— Sassy Quotes (@SassyQuotations) August 31, 2017
When users visit the respective accounts, they are advised that the pages have been suspended for breaking Twitter’s rules, which includes, spamming, an account which has been hacked, or one that has sent abusive tweets or behaviour.
THEGAYUK.com reached out to Twitter and GayCommonBoy for comment.