Why was Aubrey Huff banned from Twitter? Ex-MLB star slams 'liberal Karens' as Internet rejoices
Former MLB star Aubrey Huff slammed "liberal Karens" after he was suspended from Twitter on Monday, August 9. The 44-year-old ex-athlete shared a screenshot of his suspended account on Instagram as he went on to rant about his suspension from the popular social media platform.
In the wake of his Twitter suspension, Huff pleaded with his fans to follow him on Instagram, predicting that he might be banned off that social media platform as well in days to come. "It finally happened! The beta cucks and liberal Karen’s over @twitter hate when people speak the truth or make money if their liberal platforms! Follow my IG backup @aubreyhuff_official because it’s no doubt coming soon here! I consider this a badge of honor! I’ll never stop! Don’t you patriots!! #banned #twitter #freedom #freespeech #america #fight #dontquit" he wrote in the caption to the post.
Why did Twitter ban Aubrey Huff?
The exact cause of Huff's Twitter ban was not immediately clear, although the former MLB star does have a reputation for making controversial posts. In the wake of his suspension, some users also posted screenshots of them flagging Huff's posts, which might explain why the social media platform decided to act against his account.
Back in June, Huff took to the platform to claim that he would “rather die of coronavirus than wear a mask and live in fear.” In the same month, after discovering that Bruce Springsteen would need to be vaccinated to return to Broadway, he tweeted, “Makes song about being born in the USA. Doesn’t believe in freedom. What a p***y!” He also attended an anti-vaccination rally and posted about it on Instagram, causing outrage, during the hours leading up to his Twitter ban.
Last year was no different as Huff made headlines after calling Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse a "national treasure." He deleted his tweet after receiving backlash on Twitter, with many calling for Twitter to ban him for violating the platform's policies at the time. Huff also targeted National Basketball Association player LeBron James, tweeting "Young men this is not how a man is supposed to dress. Carrying a purse is not cool. I suppose dressing like this makes it easier to kneel. #emasculated." This came after the NBA player was spotted holding a woman's purse and wearing shorts and a suit in a very carefree manner.
Hey @Twitter— Mad Matt Beyond Thunderhome (@mmbtpod) August 27, 2020
“We also prohibit the glorification of violence. Glorifying violent acts could inspire others to take part in similar acts of violence.”
It would seem based on your policy Aubrey Huff is deserving of a time-out, don’t you think? pic.twitter.com/cIHbeWpDr6
'Aubrey deserves to be banned'
A number of people celebrated Huff's ban from Twitter, but none quite as much as actress and activist Angela Belcamino. She tweeted, "Remember that time Aubrey Huff came for me cuz I wore a shirt that said "don't fuck republicans?"... Twitter just permanently fucked him by suspending his account. You hate to see it." Many of the other people also started calling him "Audrey Huff" just to mock him. One other user rejoiced, adding, "Audrey Huff got suspended!!" Another wrote, "I love the smell of Aubrey Huff being suspended from Twitter in the evening."
One Twitter user remarked, "Audrey Huff is the Kurt Shilling of Matt Gaetzes." Another said, "Anyone who misuses apostrophes as brazenly as Audrey deserves to be banned." A commenter said, "Aubrey Huff getting his twitter suspended is the MLB version of Trump getting his twitter removed." One more added, "You realize how much worse @aubrey_huff will be when he gets back right.." A person reacted with, "I think it was all his inflammatory & misleading information about Covid and the vaccines. He was posting crap like someone who got hit in the head way too many times with a baseball!"
Remember that time Aubrey Huff came for me cuz I wore a shirt that said "don't fuck republicans?"... Twitter just permanently fucked him by suspending his account. You hate to see it. 🤣— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) August 10, 2021
Audrey Huff got suspended!!— Fogo De Sean (@SmackHenry) August 10, 2021
I love the smell of Aubrey Huff being suspended from Twitter in the evening.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 10, 2021
Audrey Huff is the Kurt Shilling of Matt Gaetzes— Lena Starr WHU ⚒ (@LenaWHU) August 10, 2021
Anyone who misuses apostrophes as brazenly as Audrey deserves to be banned.— Brain (@Brain55156891) August 10, 2021
Aubrey Huff getting his twitter suspended is the MLB version of Trump getting his twitter removed— Patches O’Houlihan (@sondraa) August 10, 2021
You realize how much worse @aubrey_huff will be when he gets back right..— This Guy (@Exile04) August 10, 2021
I think it was all his inflammatory & misleading information about Covid and the vaccines. He was posting crap like someone who got hit in the head way too many times with a baseball!— LeeAnn (@Fridaygirl1969) August 10, 2021