Twitter made good on its new hate speech policy by suspending a popular disabled trans model who used the microblogging service to call for violence against others.
Earlier this month Twitter announced it would simplify its hate speech policy, making it easier to follow the rules against Abuse and harassment.
On Tuesday, Twitter suspended the account of disabled transgender Teen Vogue fashion model Aaron Philip, who openly called for murder and violence against "transphobes."
Aaron rose to fame as a social media fashion model after being signed to agency Elite NYC in September. Aaron was spotlighted in Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21 class of 2018 issue.
Before being signed to a modeling agency, Aaron tweeted, "honestly when i get scouted/discovered by a modeling agency it’s OVER for y’all!"
Twitter and Instagram eagerly promoted Aaron in prominent Gay Pride campaigns on their platforms this month.
But the 18-year-old returned the favor by using his Twitter account to call for murder and violent assaults against "transphobes.”
On Monday, Aaron tweeted:
"I'll be that girl. k*ll all transphobes & abolish the prison industrial complex. If you're not k*lling transphobes then beat their ass or scare them. Make them shit themselves. All or nothing."
Twitter wasted no time suspending Aaron's account after multiple users reported the violent tweets.
Aaron’s fans immediately complained about the suspension.
"My agents really wanted me to have a hot debut on the runway," Aaron told Teen Vogue. "We were preparing for it, and things seemed to be going well, until unfortunately, they couldn’t get me on a runway this season because there was no wheelchair accessibility on the runway.