Last week, Twitter announced it would host a question-and-answer panel with a half-dozen Parkland students on Monday, March 19.
But the students invited are only those who are outspokenly against guns and have called for increased gun control after the shooting at their school.
Twitter announced the panel on Friday. The event is a Q&A panel ahead of next Saturday’s #MarchForOurLives event. Invited are “students,” “survivors,” and as Twitter admitted, “activists” Emma González, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind, Jaclyn Corin and Ryan Deitsch.
Monday, March 19th 12:30pm ET
Watch live, Tweet your questions using #AskMSDStudents
— Twitter (@Twitter) March 16, 2018
Problem is, Twitter only invited students who push an anti-gun message. Another prominent student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who isn’t anti-gun, Kyle Kashuv, was not extended an invitation.
How did Kashuv respond?
With the perfect response showing the 16-year-old’s maturity.
Instead of bashing Twitter, he simply noted that he is also survivor, “reluctantly” a student and “kinda-sorta” an activist. Showing that he is just like his classmates, and likely just as popular, Kashuv perfectly proved it was a little more than coincidence that he was left out of the event.
Student? ✅ (reluctantly)
Activist? ✅ (kinda sorta)
Invite? ❌❌ https://t.co/0cfN2XQ5UR
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 16, 2018
Kashuv confirmed to the Daily Wire that he, indeed, did not receive an invite.
Update: After this story was published, Kyle Kashuv reached out to TheBlaze and explained he has since been in contact with executives at Twitter. Twitter CMO Leslie Berlard arranged a separate livestream for Kashuv. He is also working to meet with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to discuss his app, the ReachOut App.