YouTube has removed Sun Fruit Danny Glass from its platform. Danny Glass has used YouTube for years to promote dangerous health cures such as drinking turpentine, bleach, and using coffee enemas. His following swelled to nearly 90,000 followers and he bragged that his videos afforded him a very nice life.
Danny Glass was YouTubes most notorious pusher of drinking turpentine to heal a variety of illnesses. He uploaded rambling videos where he promised that paint thinner would cure cancer, HIV, parasites, and candida.
Through his videos, he promoted products like miracle mineral solution, coffee enemas, strict vegan diets, and consuming borax to treat disease. Critics have been working for years to get YouTube to terminate his channel. Somehow Glass managed to always slip through the cracks.
Measles outbreaks around the world have prompted many social media giants to strip their sites of fake health news. Earlier this year, YouTube announced that all videos that promoted anti-vaccine propaganda would be demonetized. Additionally, they also planned to remove channels that promote unregulated alternative health products.
The day of reckoning came today. In an announcement in his Facebook group, Danny said that his YouTube channel was terminated for violating the terms and conditions policies. He lamented that YouTube didn’t even give him a reason.
Additionally, Glass uploaded a video where he shared his frustration about the channel termination. On a second channel called “Conscious Calisthenics,” Glass complained that the channel had 1300 videos and earned him “thousands, upon thousands, upon thousands” of dollars every month.
He seemed most unhappy that his “life work” of coaching people to drink industrial strength chemicals might be over. Glass claims he has healed thousands of people around the world.
However, Glass is not a doctor nor does he have any medical training. He is from England and has resided in Thailand for several years. According to numerous reports, Glass is an ex-heroin addict that has a history of troublesome relationships with women.
In 2018, Glass pleaded guilty to reckless driving for the death of his girlfriend Sophie Emma Rose Anderson. Anderson died after Glass’ moped was hit from behind by an 18-wheel truck. She died upon collision and was six months pregnant at the time with Danny’s child.
Following her death, he took to YouTube to beg followers to pay for his legal expenses. Eventually, he agreed to a plea deal. He accepted a fine and an 18-month suspended prison sentence in January 2018.
Now after nearly five years of using his YouTube platform to teach people how to poison themselves, YouTube has finally had enough. They told Glass that he violated their terms of service. Glass admitted the termination was likely due to his promotion of “controversial” healing products like turpentine.
Any person that has a YouTube channel must abide by the Terms and Conditions. Individuals that break the rules can have their accounts terminated without warning. Additionally, users must also follow community guidelines for videos.
One of the community guidelines is that users will not upload videos that promote dangerous or harmful content.
A quick scan of Danny’s topics reveals that all of the content he uploads is dangerous and harmful. Telling people to drink paint thinner, bleach, and borax can lead to serious health issues and death. YouTube realized his channel violated its terms in every single video.
Glass has used his Facebook page and YouTube to instruct parents to give their children bleach and turpentine to cure autism, hypothyroidism, and a variety of diseases. He’s even told breastfeeding mothers to use turpentine.
Finally, YouTube followed its guidelines by removing his channel. If you want my reaction to the channel removal, please watch my video. The video includes inside details about how the channel was taken down by an organized group.
*Katie Joy is a columnist and hosts Without A Crystal Ball on Patheos Non-Religious Channel. She writes articles on parenting, disability advocacy, debunking pseudoscience, atheism, and crimes against women and children.
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