The NELK Boys started their career as Youtube pranksters, but have pivoted to become podcast stars on youtube. The Social Media stars have garnered a massive following. They also host the massively popular ‘Full Send Podcast’.
Recent episode of the podcast featured the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
The episode quickly blew up and garnered around 5 million views in just 24 hours after its release.
But the notoriety was short lived – Youtube took down the episode citing “misinformation” just over a day later.
The former President talked about a wide variety of different topics, but ultimately his remarks about the 2020 election caused youtube to take down the episode.
Trump, once again, claimed that the 2020 elections were fraudulent and had several cases of voter fraud. He also referred to it as the crime of the century – leading youtube to take action.
Donald Trump issued a statement on his website regarding the censorship saying:
“Whatever happened to free speech in our Country? Incredibly, but not surprisingly, the Big Tech lunatics have taken down my interview with the very popular NELK Boys so that nobody can watch it or in any way listen to it,” the 45th president said in a statement released by his Save America PAC.”
“In the 24 hours that it was up it set every record for them, by many times,” he continued. “Interestingly on the show I told them this would happen because Big Tech and the Fake News Media fear the truth, they fear criticism about Biden, and above all, they don’t want to talk about the Rigged 2020 Presidential Election, all topics discussed.”
The Co-Founder of the Nelk Boys, Kyle Forgeard tweeted about the case. Given his massive following, the tweet was flooded with people giving all kinds of responses.
One of those people was the Former UFC title contender and huge star Jorge Masvidal who suggested the group “Go to Rumblevideo”.
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) March 11, 2022
“Rumble” is a Canadian online video platform headquartered in Toronto. The website became very popular among American right-leaning users and hosts a variety of conservative figures.
In August 2020, Representative Devin Nunes accused YouTube of being overly censorious toward his channel and began posting his videos on Rumble. Other notable conservatives, like Dinesh D’Souza, Sean Hannity, and Representative Jim Jordan, soon followed.
Former US President Donald Trump officially joined Rumble on June 26, 2021, in preparation for recording his Ohio campaign rally.
Jorge Masvidal himself also has a channel on Rumble.
Masvidal is a well-known Trump supporter and is one of the UFC’s most prominent figures to appear in conservative network Fox News.