Keri Hilson Questions Donald Trump’s Twitter Ban: “Democracy Must Include Freedom Of Speech”

Published: Sunday 10th Jan 2021 by Sam

While many praised Twitter permanently banning Donald Trump from its platform, Keri Hilson is questioning the “democracy” behind the decision.

As reported, the sitting president has been slammed by a large portion of the public as well as fellow politicians – who accuse him of inciting and stoking the shocking storming of Capitol by his supporters this week.

Indeed, so intense is the backlash that there are continued calls for Trump to be impeached – even though there are just 10 days to go before he cedes The White House to incoming president Joe Biden. 

As for the social media ban? Keri seems to have an altogether different take.

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In an alleged Instagram story (now deleted), the singer shared a screen-grab of Trump’s suspended page and added the caption:

“This may be funny. But it is a little dangerous too. Take Trump out of it for a moment…A democracy must include freedom of speech. Imagine other leaders or popular figures not being able to voice their opinion if it opposes the majority of the world leaders. Our freedom of speech being taken from us. Slowly but surely (censorship). If the leader of the “free world” can be removed, imagine that same right of civilians. Imagine believing every time you read “false information detected” and propaganda. Deceptive reports. And flat out lies being the only thing we see.”

Sigh.

Ms. Keri’s point totally omits the reason WHY Trump was banned.

Things that make you go..hmm.

Again…sigh.

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  1. MB January 10, 2021

    She’s an idiot!

    • Fancy BISH January 10, 2021

      Exactly! Trump was inciting violence! Does Keri know that it’s still illegal to yell “FIRE” in a theater when there isn’t one? Dangerous/false speech is NOT protected 💯 Her “take Trump out of this” is absurd lmaooooo…you can’t just say whatever the hell you want to say, PERIOD. 🤣 She thought she was cute with it lol…probably thought she was really saying something, proofread it and everything lmaooooo 😂 Girl GONE 🙄

    • Hmmm… January 10, 2021

      Exactly. What an idiot. He got banned by a private company for inciting a terrorist attack AGAINST our Democracy. Lmao, like Wtf is she talking about??

  2. Naïme January 10, 2021

    Up to some extent she is being right !

    Bush Family and The Clinton’s (to name a few) are criminals way more dangerous than Trump. Biden has blood on his hands too!

    A lot of them should have gone to jail a long time ago and yet they are still here and enjoying freedom.

    • Moose’s Wig January 10, 2021

      You’re and idiot piece of garbage. Trump incited white supremacist terrorist to storm the US capitol. It was an armed insurrection. They had zip ties to hanccuff, bombs, guns, etc. They built gallows outside the Capitol with nooses . They were going to kill senators and congress people. This was an attempted coup. They wore shirts that said Camp Aushwitz and 6MWNE (6 Million Jews wasn’t enough)

      • Nomeena January 10, 2021

        If it were you, me or Keri spouting the inciteful stuff on Twitter that Trump has over the past 4 years, we’d have been banned with the quickness a long time ago. Yes, there’s freedom of speech, and there’s also policies and regulations that we agree to abide by when choosing to use Twitter platform – he broke many of those regulations countless times over.

    • Clayne January 10, 2021

      No

      Look up private businesses and their policies

      If he wants to speak, there is a mic avail to him 24/7 or he can go old school and talk to the news.

      He isn’t silenced.

  3. Demarcus January 10, 2021

    She’s an idiot! Freedom of Speech, The First Amendment, outlines that the government cannot censor a person’s speech. It does not say that privately owned businesses, who have outlined their rules to use their app, cannot ban a person for inciting violence or using the platform for hate speech. She really needs to do her research before posting again.

    • Jim January 10, 2021

      💯💯💯💯You are totally right Brodie

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 10, 2021

      Exactly. Also, there are EXCEPTIONS to the freedom of speech afforded under the 1st Amendment. Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment (and therefore may be restricted) include obscenity, fraud, child pornography, speech integral to illegal conduct, SPEECH THAT INCITES IMMINENT LAWLESS ACTION, speech that violates intellectual property law, true threats, and commercial speech such as advertising.

      Keri should do her homework before posting foolery.

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 10, 2021

        Let me deported you back to China.💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ You clearly don’t know s h I t about freedom of speech. Banned somebody or something that you are afraid of… something that you don’t want to hear even it’s the truth smh 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

  4. #TheTruth January 10, 2021

    I get where she’s coming from but this is a private platform AND he was using it to incite violence. Being in his position, it can quickly become dangerous, as those past days have shown.

    • Clarks0o0ñ January 10, 2021

      Trump was ban from

      YouTube
      Pinterest
      Reddit
      Tiktok
      Snapchat

      Did he break any of the rules on these apps? No
      So why ban him?

      Censorship is very dangerous.
      Cause they will eventually use it against the average man when the time comes.

      • Moose’s Wig January 10, 2021

        Inciting domestic terrorism is against their terms of service. Fuçkïñg idiot. They’ve been plotting this for months. It’s all over Twitter and Parler.

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 10, 2021

        Show me where he went against the terms and conditions of
        YouTube
        Reddit
        Tik tok
        Pinterest
        Snapchat

        Ur a dumb àss.
        This is how it starts
        Ur too dumb to see it
        America is gonna turn into north Korea real soon

        I hate trump cause he is stupid but he shouldn’t be silenced in this manner.

  5. Jsy January 10, 2021

    I wish she would just shut up and leave a path for her to release music and have a fan base. Why can’t these celebs learn that no everything is meant for the public

    • chilepleaseee January 10, 2021

      Nobody cares about her music tho. This is the most publicity she’ll ever have….by saying something stupid and uneducated.

  6. Clarks0o0ñ January 10, 2021

    Keri I understand u

    This is how it starts
    U may applaud Twitter for banning trump cause u hate him but when Twitter starts banning black activists for speaking up about certain issue that’s when u will realise that censorship is wrong

    Why was trump ban from YouTube? Did he break any YouTube rules?

    Why was trump ban from pinterest? Did he break the rules on pinterest?

    This is how it starts and before u know it, America has turned into china.

    No freedom to criticise the government/ powerful people

    No freedom to wear or listen to a certain type of music etc.

    • J January 10, 2021

      If you actually paid attention to his YouTube page and fact checked most of his videos you’d know why he was banned. It was a propaganda machine mixing truths with many egregious lies. Incredibly dangerous and they waited too late to do anything about it because they were getting PAID.

  7. Abel January 10, 2021

    Nobody is keep him away of His freedom of speech. He cab Use other ways to use this freedom. Not on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others. Maybe of he was a grown man he would not have been banned. Not try to sau s*** with smoke.

    Orange ass ****

    Keri, nobody cares for you.

  8. tyty January 10, 2021

    What an idiot this is why celebrities should stfu…is it freedom of speech when presidents are allowed special privileges that technically make them exempt from being banned of social media whilst they hold office? Donald trump bought it on himself he would have caused chaos at the inauguration if he was allowed to continue peddling lies and using coded white supremacy language.

    Twitter is a private entity and anyone who engages in hate speech will get banned.
    People trying to act like this sets a precedence are stupid and ill informed twitter stay banning people for violating their rules.

    Trump was using twitter to develop his cult of personality. He can create his own platform and spew b******* there.

  9. tyty January 10, 2021

    Trump was attempting to overthrow government and hijack democracy. His followers attacked a government building and where taking selfie’s with police officers stfu.
    Twitter policies for those that can’t read.

    https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/hateful-conduct-policy

    His official POTUS account still exists.

    His personal account was removed.

    • Fancy BISH January 10, 2021

      Trump should be locked UP *Akon voice* lmaooooo 🤣

  10. Jay January 10, 2021

    It’s that same “freedom of speech” that got her banned from the charts!

    • UHoesFunny January 10, 2021

      That part!!!

  11. Adele January 10, 2021

    Another bird brained celebrity.

  12. Youngib January 10, 2021

    Let’s not get things confused… Keri is right and it seems as though she’s the only celebrity talking about the real issue. The other false idols are going along with narrative of Trump is a this or that.

    The question is why was he banned by these companies that have a platform that reach the masses? Regardless of personal opinions of political figures, these social platforms allow senseless crap to brainwash and endocrine the masses.

    When in the truth, social media is the downfall of society.

    When has it every been a good thing to take away anyone’s freedom of speech even if it is deem the opposition?

  13. Gee January 10, 2021

    I just want to say I don’t agree with Keri Hilson on this matter at all, however she has a right to her opinion.

  14. Danyboo January 10, 2021

    She will never learn

  15. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 10, 2021

    Thank you miss keri baby 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Exactly! US media is trying to turn America to some kind of communist Countries like China or North Korea. 💁🏿💁🏿💁🏿 No freedom of speech, covering up all the dirty work bull s h I t🤳🏿 y’all can’t fool me. I banned Facebook and Twitter already with all my working girls 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ They are losing money and digging graves for themselves

    • J January 10, 2021

      Did you completely miss the fact that it was Congress under Trump that has been passing legislation restricting what’s online over the last few years? If you want to point the finger at anyone it’s their fault for what has been happening to sxworkers since 2018. Don’t blame the media which includes this website. You need to be more worried about them repealing section 230. You think it’s bad for the girls now, just wait.

  16. Susan January 10, 2021

    And that’s why Larry Wilson has been cancelled for fifty-elem years

  17. eric January 10, 2021

    Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences. I’m starting to believe that Keri enjoys making things difficult for herself.

  18. Lord Dante January 10, 2021

    Do yall not see that she has a good enough point? If the powers that be can censor trump with no questions asked what makes you think they’re not gonna do it to a person we like? As she said this isn’t about trump. I hope yall keep this same energy if they do this same s*** to your favorite politicians, musicians, actors/actresses, etc

  19. UHoesFunny January 10, 2021

    She really thought she was making a point too 🤦🏾‍♂️ gurl just shut the phuck up and not sell records 💀

  20. UHoesFunny January 10, 2021

    Btw Twitter/social media are not rights lmfaoo. It’s a privilege. A privately owned business has every right to remove what violates their policies. Especially if it incites violence. Y’all got it so twisted. Delusional I tell ya 🥴

  21. REAL HUMAN January 10, 2021

    I never comment….but she shows her education on freedom of speech. Which is none. He has been speaking without bans or restrictions for years. The stuff he said has been sound threatening. Hence reason why the outlets have banned him, but make no mistake social media may have become main source but not original..he has other ways to voice his opinion Ms Keri…now this what u need to do ….worry about Keri…and your career because doesn’t seem to moving in a great direction…Trump is good. He will be good without ur help.

  22. Kp January 10, 2021

    We were rooting for you..but miss Keri baby stay your add in the the discount bin I now understand why your career stalled

  23. J January 10, 2021

    Rip to ya career, sis. I can’t defend this foolishness lol. She has a point about censorship (this will UNDOUBTEDLY prompt Congress to review and possibly revoke section 230 which protects all websites including this one).

    She could have actually included facts but I’m done trying to defend this heaux

  24. FMcL January 10, 2021

    Right…lemme get into these comments, its going to be an entertaining read

  25. Whateverrrrr January 10, 2021

    FACTS! But social media platforms are privately owned, so they have the right to ban anyone they want. What they should no longer have are protection clauses the block others from suing them. That’s where the hypocrisy is

  26. I hate bllaac n whyyy both not sht January 10, 2021

    Is this a hip hop blog or cnn

  27. Xoxo January 10, 2021

    Why does she keep doing this to herself

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