YouTube Removes Five For ‘Blood On Your Hands’ Video Of Fighting Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik Slamming Biden For Failed Afghan Return
- A search for the song shows a lyric video and a still image video that plays ‘Blood on My Hands’, but doesn’t appear to show the video posted by Ondrasik.
- The singer took to his Twitter account to announce the removal of the video – which contains pictures of ‘Taliban atrocities’.
- ‘YouTube has removed the video for violating the ‘Graphic Content Policy’, wrote Ondrasik
- “Not showing Taliban atrocities in any artistic statement on Afghanistan would be a gross injustice to the victims,” he said.
A search for the song on the video service shows a lyric video and a still image video that plays the tune, called ‘Blood on Your Hands’, but does not show the controversial video posted by Ondrasik.
Ondrasic said he knew the video could hit a nerve, adding that he put up a ‘graphic warning’ disclaimer and said he agreed when YouTube put in place a child content ban.
Ondrasik wrote, ‘YouTube has removed the video for violating the ‘Graphic Content Policy’.
“Asked not to show that any artistic statement on Afghanistan would be grossly unfair to the victims of Taliban atrocities and would enable the Taliban’s ongoing persecution of 40 million Afghan civilians,” he said.
Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik (pictured above) is attacking YouTube for deleting his new music video
“YouTube removed the video after five days, as it was increasing in reach, should worry anyone who advocates for free speech and humanitarian causes,” he said, as he had previously stated. That video had received over 250,000 digital video hits.
He also accused YouTube of monetizing other videos containing similar misdeeds to the Taliban, as he searched around the site for five minutes and found several.
,[This] Gives me reason to ask YouTube for clarification. Better yet, I ask them to repost the video that is raising funds for high-risk Afghans, veterans’ welfare charities, and private organizations saving Afghan refugee foundations while starving, desperate and under siege. Under is attracting the attention of the population,’ he concluded. ,
The song heavily criticizes Joe Biden (whom Ondrasik refers to as ‘Uncle Joe’), Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (‘Winkin’ Blinkin’) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley (‘Willy Mille’). .
Globemaster III safely evacuates around 640 Afghan nationals from Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 15, 2021
Ondrasik is critical of both Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley in ‘Blood on Your Hands’.
‘General Austin what a shame?’ Ondrasik asks. ‘Can you write Bagram without the faulty letters? Did Uncle Joe drip a drop in your veins?’
The song ends with a directive from President Biden: ‘We’ve got blood on our hands / Hey Joe, just an American / Asking what’s up.’
A YouTube Twitter account said: ‘We’ve passed it in for review. hang tight!’
Ondrasik has since posted the video to the more conservative-leaning site Rumble.
However, the singer originally stated that despite criticizing the president and his two top State Department officials, it is not a political song.
‘Artists have a great tradition of speaking their mind and calling their leaders for answers. Many of them have been an inspiration to me,’ he explained in a press release. “I understand this song may be viewed by some as a political attack, but those who follow me know that I am an American who has a history of calling out both sides. After hearing ‘Blood on My Hands’, a friend said she found the song politically neutral, but morally moving. I hope this song helps demand accountability so American promise is not abandoned.’