I just deleted a Boris Haraldsson video from YouTube. You see, someone had created a YouTube account today so that she could email me a very sweet and polite request:
hi you have a video on your channel that has Boris Haraldsson and i am a personal friend of his and was wondering would you maybe remove the video because he has been contacted by many males thinking that he has some relation to your channel and video he is constantly emailed and harassed by people who have tried to contact him through the content of the video
thanks please get back to me if necessary
Believe, me, I did get back to her, because it was indeed necessary…
I will delete it, but I’d like to ask a few questions:
1. If a woman, like yourself, posted this video, would that make the video acceptable? Would it be okay if he gets harassed by women?
I really just can’t stand all these intolerance and discrimination against gay men. Furthermore, I have no control over what other people say to other people. How did they even contact Boris? I did not provide his email/physical address at all. Have you seen how people would make rude comments on YouTube? I don’t even see any rude comments made on this video you want put down. In fact, I’ll make it a point to delete them if they did show up.
Which brings me to this next question:
2. What exactly does “relation to my video” mean? Have you not considered that even if a non-gay person posted that same video, Boris will probably still get harassed?
Unfortunately, because I am a gay man, I am for some reason directly responsible for Boris’ sufferings of harassment from gay men. Because, as we all know, not only do I personally know every gay man in the world, I must also control what they can say, hear, feel, and do.
I am deleting the video not because you feel that it is causing the “strong” man emotional harm (does his email program have a “delete” function?). Realize that he is in the public eye and he will be criticized and commented on — and not just by gay men.
I am deleting it because your personal friend is nothing but an intolerant person.
I get a lot of similar requests like these (polite emails, cloaked within a sea of hateful words), and I just want to vent about it because I can’t stomach such double-standards and hypocrisy any longer. And, furthermore, I’m not apologizing for targeting Boris Haraldsson about it.
However, here are more photos of him. Sure he’s hot and woofy on the outside. Inside though. Well, I think that I have commented enough about it.
P.S.: Attention all gay men: Send Boris lots and lots of fan mail. We are The Collective. We Must Comply.