Twitter isn't letting gay country star Steve Grand show his grand derriere on the timeline.
The out singer-songwriter is the owner of Grand Axis, a clothing company that sells underwear, swimwear, shorts, and t-shirts. Recently, the official Twitter account for Grand Axis was suspended for apparently violating the social network's "sensitive media policy." Twitter's explanation read, "You may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile header, or List banner images."
But Grand clapped back with a statement of his own.
"Whelp. Here we are again. Twitter has again suspended my @grand_axis account. Says my profile image violates their 'sensitive menu' policy... for a guy in a speedo?? Please reach out to @TwitterSupport @TwitterBusiness if you think you can help in any way," the country singer wrote in a tweet on his own personal account following Grand Axis' suspension.
\u201cThis is literally the exact same image I was using when they suspended & then restored my account last time. Wouldn\u2019t it be marked they already reviewed it & restored it with this same image?\u201d
Grand then noted that the Grand Axis profile on Twitter had already been suspended in the past for the same reason. After further reviewing that previous case, however, the social network restored his company's account. The singer pondered, "This is literally the exact same image I was using when they suspended & then restored my account last time. Wouldn't it be marked they already reviewed it & restored it with this same image?"
The first collection from Grand Axis was released in the spring of 2020. Since then, the singer and entrepreneur has been heavily promoting his company on social media. Grand is best-known for his single "All-American Boy" - a country song that had a music video featuring a gay love story. The music video for "All-American Boy" went viral in July 2013 and, as of this writing, has accumulated over 8 million views on YouTube.
Grand complained about the Twitter suspension of @grand_axis on April 15. As of Wednesday, April 20, the account still appears to be suspended.