Metal bands are not known for coming up with the most friendly, and Reddit is not having it. The platform permanently bans users for mentioning Metallica’s debut Kill’ Em All.’
One user wrote a post on the Metallica Reddit page titled, “Reddit permanently bans you for saying your fav album is KEA. Stay safe out there, y’all.” There is a 16-second YouTube video titled “A Look at Reddit’s Censorship,” which shows screenshots from the website.
“You’ve been permanently banned for violating Reddit’s rule against threatening violence in the following content,” the first screenshot in the clip reads. “Reddit is a place for creating community and belonging, not threatening or encouraging violence against people or animals. We don’t tolerate any behavior that encourages, glorifies, incites or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual, groups of people, places or animals.”
The creator then shared a screenshot of their post in the Megadeth SubReddit. The post’s title was “Best Debut Album of the Big 4,” which was seeking the opinions of other thrash fans. The eventually banned person had written, “Kill ‘Em All was definitely what originally brought many people into the metal community. I’d say, from an objective standpoint, it would have to be Kill’ Em All.”