A 12-year-old who captivated conservatives with a viral video about President Obama last month expressed outrage this week after finding out he’d been kicked off Facebook.
CJ Pearson, who made headlines with a YouTube video accusing President Obama of not loving America, told Fox affiliate WTTG on Monday that his theory is that he was locked out of his Facebook account because of his conservative political beliefs.
But a spokesperson for the social network told the station the reason was simpler than that: Facebook does not allow users under the age of 13.
The Georgia middle schooler told the station he thought the explanation was “complete malarkey” because “there are many, many people younger than me” on the site.
“The First Amendment is very clear,” he told WTTG. “We have a right to express our opinions regardless of who might disagree. And to silence that voice is a violation of that amendment.”
He added that would not be silenced and would “continue to make as many accounts as possible.”
Watch the report via WTTG: