Twitter slapped down the Libs of TikTok account over a tweet announcing a "MEGA DRAG THREAD" that features various examples of drag queen-related events for children — but Libs of TikTok has since returned from exile.
"I'm back! Apparently posting videos and flyers of drag events is abusive but the actual events are just 'innocent family friendly entertainment,'" Libs of TikTok declared.
The tweet that Twitter had flagged as problematic stated, "~MEGA DRAG THERAD~ They say it's innocent. They say it's just about inclusion and acceptance. They say no one is trying to confuse, corrupt, or sexualize kids. They lie." The thread then proceeds to provide numerous examples drag events for kids.
Seth Dillon, who has previously said that he made a deal with the woman behind the Libs of TikTok account, announced that Twitter locked the account — he included a screenshot of a notice from Twitter about the offending tweet that read, "By clicking Delete, you acknowledge that your Tweet violated the Twitter Rules."
"BREAKING: Twitter just locked out @libsoftiktok for posting a thread about several recent drag shows for kids. The thread allegedly violates Twitter's rules against 'abuse and harassment.' You know what's actually abusive? Drag shows for kids," Dillon tweeted. "You can promote drag shows for kids on Twitter. That's fine. You can even share videos of yourself performing in them. The only thing you can't do is criticize them. Somehow the feelings of a few drag queens matter more to Twitter than the corruption of a generation of children," he added in another tweet.
In response to an appeal request, Twitter stood by its decision, insisting that the tweet had run afoul of the platform's "rules against abusive behavior."
The Libs of TikTok account posted the tweet announcing "I'm back!" on Thursday evening.
Many people have been disturbed by the trend of drag-themed events targeted toward children. After a bar in Texas held a "Drag the Kids to Pride" event last weekend, Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton pledged that he will put forward legislation to protect children from being exposed to drag shows.
Dillon is the CEO of the Babylon Bee, a popular satire website that stopped posting content on Twitter in March after the social media behemoth locked the Bee's account and offered to restore the account if the Bee deletes a tweet related to Rachel Levine, a transgender government figure.