Grant Lyon, a popular board games personality who is also a professional comedian, has had a rude awakening this festive season after he found out that his YouTube channel, in which he put a lot of time and effort, had suddenly been removed without so much as an explanation.
After posting his last video on December 19, and mostly keeping quiet on his X (previously Twitter) bar a stand-up comedy appearance announcement and a podcast, Lyon used the platform to flag the issue with YouTube.
“My channel was permanently deleted last week & no explanation given except vague spam, scam, & deceptive practices. I don’t engage in any of those types of practices. I’ve never gotten flagged before. My channel is all about board games & comedy. Please help!”
Lyon categorically denied the allegations against his channel and his plea with YouTube unlocked a torrent of supportive responses from numerous and prominent studios and individuals from the industry. Queen Games USA and Arcane Wonders, both recognizable names, attested to Lyon’s quality as a human being and the practices of his channels.
While some pled with YouTube, others simmered with discontent and incredulity, arguing that this could not have been a decision approved by a person after watching the channel on YouTube’s part.
“It is CRAZY that Grant’s channel was deleted; his channel didn’t do any of the things he’s being accused of. This decision doesn’t make any sense— there’s no way humans at YouTube could have watched his channel and agreed with this deletion,” Jeffrey Kornberg from The Dragon’s Tomb said.
Other content creators rallied and rushed to defend Grant in a strong outpouring of support for the content creator, which would most certainly not be the case if foul play was the root of the issue here.
Less than 20 hours after posting his appellation with YouTube, the X status has been seen more than 51,000 times and led to 204 reshares and 323 comments. If you think Lyon does not deserve to have his entire YouTube channel deleted without a reasonable explanation, or at least want to see YouTube’s full side of the argument, consider sharing his X status and help bring him back.