Student critical of President Obama kicked off Facebook
(MyFoxDC.com) ATLANTA, Ga. – A Georgia student believes his passion for politics and his criticism of President Obama has gotten him kicked off Facebook. And he’s only 12 years old.
CJ Pearson first began making a name for himself last week, by posting a video on YouTube, that supported former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments regarding Obama’s on ISIS.
“I don’t care about being politically correct at this point,” Pearson said in the video. “President Obama, you don’t love America.”
The video, which has nearly 1.5 million hits, made Pearson a hero to some.
“People are ready to hear a new voice,” Pearson told FOX 5 Monday. “They’re ready a fresh voice that represents our generation.”
But not everyone wants to hear it. Just days after posting his video on Facebook, he realized he could no longer log on to his account. From his home in Augusta, he described his frustration.
“The first amendment is very clear. We have a right to express our opinions regardless of who might disagree. And to silence that voice is a violation of that amendment.”
But a spokesperson for Facebook told FOX 5, their action had nothing to do with Pearson’s politics. He was locked out, they say, because of his age. To join Facebook, you must be 13 years old.
“I would consider that complete malarkey,” Pearson says. “Because in all honesty, there are many many people younger than me who have a Facebook [account].”
Facebook says a user or users reported that Pearson was just 12 years old and the company found evidence that was true. It would not have been difficult; Pearson appeared in several news stories that all highlighted his video and his age.
Still, he is defiant.
“I will not stop here,” he tells FOX 5. “You cannot silence a voice that deserves to be heard. And I will continue to make as many accounts as possible.”