By: Jennifer Tovar , USA TODAY Smm, the social media platform that connects people from all over the world to connect with others, has faced criticism for posting images that are “socially offensive” and threatening violence against LGBTQ+ people.
The images in question show two women kissing and the caption reads “I’m going to kill you.”
On Thursday, Smm posted a video on its YouTube channel that included several graphic images of women kissing.
“I want to kill this woman, because she’s my sister and my wife,” reads the caption on the video.
“You’re going to be dead by this time next year.”
One of the images shows a man standing in front of a mirror with a gun to his head.
“My friend just shot her in the head,” reads a caption that appears on the photo.
“It’s a gun, it’s a weapon.”
In another video, two men are seen kissing and one of them says, “I love you, and I love your mother.”
In the third video, the men are shown kissing.
In a separate video, a man says, “”I just shot my mother.
“A woman also appears in the video, and the video ends with a caption saying, “That’s not okay.
That’s not ok.
“In a statement to The Associated Press, Smem said the posts “are offensive to LGBTQ+ Canadians, and do not represent our values as an organization.
We condemn the actions of these individuals and will work closely with the police to bring them to justice.” “
Smem has a zero tolerance policy for harassment and hate speech, and any violation of our policies is met with swift and severe consequences.
We condemn the actions of these individuals and will work closely with the police to bring them to justice.”
The company added that it is “committed to respecting our users’ safety and privacy and taking the necessary steps to remove the offending content.”
The video in question was posted on March 21, a few days after the Canadian government’s decision to recognize same-sex marriage in the country.
“We can’t have people who want to commit hate crimes against other Canadians,” Smem co-founder and CEO Samir Smeeth said in a statement.
“The hateful actions of those who made these videos are an affront to our community and are antithetical to our core values of inclusion, tolerance and respect.”
On Tuesday, the Canadian Federation of Students issued a statement saying, “(T)he videos that are shared on YouTube are offensive and do violate the values our members hold dear and respect.
We believe these videos should be removed from YouTube and removed from our channels.
We encourage all members of our society to exercise their right to freedom of expression and to express their views without fear of violence.”
In addition to the video in Question No. 1, there are many other offensive Smm posts, which have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.
Some of the posts include images of men kissing and of men in front the mirror, or of men with guns to their heads.
“This is a video from a man in his early 20s who appears to be gay,” the caption says.
“He was standing with his wife in front a mirror, holding a gun.
In another post, a woman is seen kissing a man who is standing in a doorway. “
In this video, he says, ‘I’m gonna kill you.'”
In another post, a woman is seen kissing a man who is standing in a doorway.
“His wife has been in a relationship with another man for more than two years and the two of them had just gotten married,” the video says.
In another, two women are seen in front an apartment building.
“What are you waiting for?” the video asks.
“Let’s get it on.
A man is seen in the same video kissing another man.
“Are you ready to be shot in your neck?” the woman says.
The video ends after the man says no.
In the last video, one man says he has been living with a man for two years.
“For a long time I’ve been dating this man and we’ve just been together for about three months,” the man said.
In an email to the AP, Smum said the company is “deeply committed to protecting our users and that is why we are removing the offensive videos.”
Smm’s statement said, “We take this matter very seriously and have removed these videos.”
“We are taking action against individuals who have violated our Code of Conduct and the conduct that is displayed in this video,” the statement continued.
“As an organization, we are committed to creating an inclusive community.
As we have stated before, we will not tolerate any behavior that does not meet our Code