Trapt's Facebook Account Deleted for Hate Speech

Lawrence Kim
November 20, 2020

Brown took to Twitter once again today to confirm that, sharing the post he said got reported, which promotes the band's account on "free speech" oriented-social network Parler, that's become popular with conservatives, and threatens to sue Facebook. It now looks like their continual admiration for Proud Boys got them kicked off of Facebook for good.

Earlier this month (November 1), perpetually aggrieved frontman Chris Taylor Brown hopped on Twitter to rail against Mark Zuckerberg's company in "Headstrong" fashion, griping about how his Proud Boys support led to the great injustice of losing his posting privileges. This week, Trapt shared the following post on their social media accounts including Facebook. "It's totally okay if those social media sites are only about escape, distraction, and lies".

Following the post, multiple Facebook users reportedly flagged the content for violating the platform's community standards and spreading hate speech. Prior to its removal, Trapt's Facebook page had 596,000 likes (which is more than the number of people that allegedly bought their new album in its first week). However, it's clear the platform thought otherwise. They said don't use the phrase "Proud Boys". Metal Sucks reports that Judge Judy producers have taken an interest in a small claims suit filed against Brown by video director Travis Livingstone, who says that Brown owes him $4,000 for work on a music video for "Tell Me How You Really Feel". Of course, he threatened to sue Facebook for the ban.

Last we checked in with Trapt, the band was blaming SJWs for cancelling a show in Detroit, and then also inviting the notorious Proud Boys to their shows.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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