On Thursday, The Daily Wire posted the movie ‘What is a Woman?’ by Matt Walsh on  Twitter to be available for 24 hours free of charge. Despite coming to an agreement with Twitter to stream the film for 24 hours, the social media platform canceled the deal due to it containing two instances of “misgendering.” CEO Elon Musk then had to step in and declare a “mistake” had been made by the employees at Twitter, allowing the movie to stream after all.

Matt Walsh

One year ago, The Daily Wire released the documentary What is a Woman?, which follows political commentator Matt Walsh as he discusses gender and gender ideology with people to expose the woke-left’s attempts at erasing the female identity.

To celebrate the film’s one-year anniversary, The Daily Wire decided to release it for free streaming on Twitter for 24 hours. While the social media company initially agreed to a deal to allow this, they backtracked after labeling it as “hateful conduct” due to two instances of “misgendering.”

The co-founder and co-CEO of The Daily Wire Jeremy Boreing posted all of this on Twitter, calling out Elon Musk for not staying true to his promise of free speech on the social media platform.

“[Elon Musk] is not beholden to conservatives. He has the right to run hi business as he sees fit,” wrote Boreing. “But if Twitter is going to throttle one side of one of the most important debates facing society, it cannot claim to champion free speech.”

Musk quickly responded to Boreing, saying, “This was a mistake by many people at Twitter. It is definitely allowed.”

“Whether or not you agree with using someone’s preferred pronouns, not doing so is at most rude and certainly breaks no laws,” added Musk. “I should note that I do personally use someone’s preferred pronouns, just as I use someone’s preferred name, simply from the standpoint of good manners. However, for the same reason, I object to rude behavior, ostracism or threats of violence if the wrong pronoun or name is used.”

Musk then reposted the film on his own account, saying, “Every parent should watch this,” and added, “Consenting adults should do whatever makes them happy, provided it does not harm others, but a child is not capable of consent, which is why we have laws protecting minors.”

So far, the film has 20.6M views on Twitter.

Walsh tweeted about the drama surrounding the film after it was finally able to be freely streamed on the platform.

“It’s been a wild 24 hours,” Walsh said. “It began with Twitter labeling our film hate speech and completely suppressing it, and ends with all suppression lifted and Elon Musk himself tweeting out the film and urging people to watch it. A huge win.”

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