News culture Amixem deletes its video under pressure from a community
Published on 28/10/2022 at 16:17
Amixem’s latest video was deleted by this one. The cause, a fringe of the Catholic community on Twitter who considered it blasphemous.
Even when we have eight million subscriberssimply a few tweets to find yourself in a very complex situation. That’s what lives Amixem right now same …
Amixem video makes some Catholics react
In his latest video, Amixem covers a format that he had already put in place: he and his two acolytes Etienne and Yvan are in a roomand undergo unpleasant situations set up by their friend Thomas, outside the room. After videos where they played for example the inmates and Thomas the prison guard, this time the video was titled A day in an extreme weather simulator. On the program, heat worthy of the Saharaof the Norman rainsetc … The element that set fire to the powder is the role of Thomas. In a caricatural costume, which he himself describes at the start of the video as character straight out of a Joueur du Grenier videoThomas plays the role of god. It is him who manages the weather of the poor mortals played by Amixem, Etienne and Yvan. A disguise that some people didn’t really like…
Parodying God, blasphemy?
Indeed, on Twitter, some cry blasphemy. Because Thomas plays the role of God, because he dares puns like “Jesus cries out” or “Christ…opher Nolan”and that he cites jokes found on the Internet, by searching “Christian humor”.
At no time did the video leave any doubt that it was above all humor. Thomas even adds, at one point in the video “I don’t know if I can continue this running gag because I’m afraid of incurring the wrath of certain communities”, to which the others answer him, with a smile, that it’s “his” community, since he is supposed to play God. Unfortunately, the vehement reactions from some users on Twitter have had consequences.
A necessary, preventive self-censorship, damage?
In effect, Amixem removed his video yesterday. He does not currently have not communicated on the matter, but several theories are circulating on Twitter. The first, the simplest, is that Amixem has decided on his own to withdraw it to avoid offending anyonethat he does really didn’t want his video to be seen as profanity. The second, more complex, is that the sponsor of the video (NordVPN in this case) could have requested this withdrawal, following the reactions of a segment of the public. It is also possible that he did to protect his employee and friend, Thomas, who plays this parody God. We obviously awaits the official communication from the YouTuberbut what is certain is that he received both the support of his colleagues and his fans (including a majority of users declaring themselves believers), but also created a certain surprise following this form of self-censorship (again, maybe valid because to protect his employee, maybe because his sponsor asked for it).
I didn’t quite understand…Amixem had to delete his last video because it “does not respect religious beliefs”? That’s right ? With a god who presents himself as a secondary character of the JDG channel? Is that what happened?
— Bruce Benamran (@epenser) October 28, 2022
As a Christian I am amazed that@_Amixem is forced to delete his video, and it shows that our culture is slowly dying.
Ps: for my brothers and sisters believing claimants, God does not need you to defend himself.
— alex (@aleexfht) October 28, 2022
What does the law say?
Let’s remember in passing, as many have done on Twitter, that Amixem’s video was in no way against the law.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen:
Art. 10. No one should be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by the Law.
Let us add that according to law of July 29, 1881 establishing the right to blasphemy, criticizing, and even insulting a religion is not a crime in itself. On the other hand, it is forbidden to insult the followers of this religion. The law of 1905 recording the separation of Church and State confirms all the more so, France becoming a secular state.