YouTube Rep Threatened YouTuber Over Difficult European Commission Questions
(Last Updated On: September 21, 2016)

YouTube outlet Le Corps La Maison L’esprit Laetitia was given an opportunity to interview the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. However, the opportunity was sullied in some ways by a representative from YouTube who told Laetitia that some of her questions were too “difficult” and that such questions could threaten the future of her YouTube channel.

According to a video by Laetitia, as reported on by Gamertics [via KiA],  the opportunity arose as part of a conversation-starter that YouTube was offering to some French content creators in the same way that Google opened the door for American YouTubers to ask softball questions to President Barack Obama.

You can see the full six minute video below where Laetitia explains what happens and shares footage of the recording of the YouTube representative subtly suggesting that her career might come to an end if she asks certain difficult questions to Jean-Claude Juncker from the European Commission.

If you can’t watch the video or don’t have time to watch it, according to the YouTube representative, he explained to Le Corps La Maison L’esprit Laetitia

“[…] but this, as I told you, I have to talk about it with Natasha [Juncker’s spokesperson]. So there is always a risk that there will be a red flag. A red flag […] we can’t do it.


“[…] you’re already asking very difficult questions to Mr. Juncker, you’re talking about corporations’ lobbies, you don’t want to get on the wrong side of Youtube and the European Commission or of the people who trust you… Well except if you don’t care about having a long career on YouTube…”

Laetitia explains later in the video that she was originally picked to interview Juncker because she had worked with YouTube in the past dealing with underprivileged kids.

The video managed to garner a lot of attention and was even featured in some way on a very large YouTube channel called Philip DeFranco, who you might know from earlier reports where his video about a Social Justice Warrior was demonetized.

The individual representing YouTube was not identified in the video. Some have taken the context of the representatives words to only mean that perhaps he was warning her of what could happen if she went through with asking the difficult questions, while others believe that the difficult questions would result in her losing her channel or revenue as punishment from YouTube. Obviously, her channel was not taken down and she did manage to ask Juncker the questions.

In fact, in the video at the top of the article, she explains that she received a new contract and that YouTube wants to continue to work with her. She also mentioned that she did not want to get the YouTube representative fired since his job was only to keep and maintain friendly relations between the European Commission and YouTube.

I reached out to YouTube for comment and if they provide a comment the story will be updated.

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  • Alistair

    Kotaku in action has reported that youtube is having SJWs as superusers to Rise Red flags, censored comments and being SJWs wet dream.

    Time to close my Youtube account.

  • LurkerJK

    Its funny watching youtube act like old TV networks they built their business thanks to the networks committing suicide by doing things like this and pushing content creators and their audience away

    Wtf do they expect a different outcome for themselves ?
    Do they think they are “too big to fail” ? i imagine tv networks though they same thing, lol, good luck with that.

  • C G Saturation

    Ha ha ha. As expected of Juncker and Google/YouTube.

    • C G Saturation


      Introducing YouTube Heroes, aka Soros/Qwinn/Sarquasar’s Citizen Informants v2, inspired by Hitler’s Nazi Germany and 1984.

      Get rewarded for flagging/reporting videos that debunk fallacies and lies, or that criticize SJWs or hurt the feelings of special snowflakes.

      They say it’s to deal with nasty comments, which is laughable because Nico Video isn’t even a fraction as toxic as YouTube, so obviously their moderation systems work fine.

      • Yeah I saw that nonsense. Have plans on putting something up for it in a bit.

        • C G Saturation

          YouTube Nonsense. Now you too can be Nonsense.

  • Mr.Towel

    From his tone of voice (and my terrible french) I don’t think the Youtube representative was threatening her, it sounded more like an advise, as much as for him as it is for her (as he would probably get a mouthful from his superiors for letting these questions go through)

    Still, it does show a Mafia behavior from Youtube’s higher ups. It confirms what everyone else except the gullibles knew about Youtube’s latest scandals: These people are not acting in good faith, they’re acting in malice.

  • scemar

    youtube is terrible, they’re very anti freedom, very pro oppression
    this comes out just as the other news about their new crowdsourcing of cenroship

    if a basic lobby or corporate question is too much, then what can they ask?
    I mean, it’s nowhere near as sensitive as immigration, or corruption scandals, or any of the other stuff

    if all they want is easy questions for safe answers, it means they don’t want to accidentally let out something that actually matters

    that means they’re not in pro information for the public, they’re just there to give the illusion of transparency, the illusion of accountability

    giving people illusory safeties goes hand in hand with any oppressive measures, for people to be lied to, for something to remain secret, you have to let people believe they’re not being lied to, or at least make them think the situation is not as bad as it really is

    in short, distract them, so they don’t start to get curious and find out what’s being done to them

    of course this might not be such a big deal, maybe it’s all just be confirmation bias from me, because this is stuff google does all the time

  • Firing that guy won’t make any difference, they’ll just employ another person to do the same job but making sure he/she has a nice polite attitude instead when doing so.

  • Azure

    Though seriously that guy giving the threats should be fired absolutely unacceptable to threaten anyone.

  • DogDish

    >don’t want douchenozzle who uses threats fired from his/her job of MAINTAINING FRIENDLY RELATIONS
    Wake me up inside.

  • Alistair

    What a great way to start my late breakfast with more bullying news please regression left SJWs Don’t ever change, because change will properly kill them.

    I bet when their crack a smile they in pain. If they say thank you. They would choke on that word. If you say ecchi to them they go into a hissy rage.