Comedian Sam Hyde’s humor reaches such depths of irony, it’s almost impossible to tell if he’s a raging alt right anti-Semite or one of the most brilliant character performers since Andy Kaufman.
Hyde’s show on Adult Swim, Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace, got high ratings and was beloved by many, but was kicked off the air after a lobbying effort by Buzzfeed andTim Heidecker over the show’s controversial political messaging.
And yesterday Hyde was banned from Twitter, even with his following of over 40,000.
Over email, Hyde explained what led up to his ban.
I tweeted out something a few hours before initially being banned, that said:“I don’t believe Judaism is the best” along with a picture of a bagel with lox on itThen I was able to log back in on the condition that I deleted that tweet, which I did, and I had access to my account for an hour or so, during which time I only liked a few innocuous things, ads for Pepsi and things like that, and I only tweeted one more thing:“What is the best source for Holocaust history? I want 2 learn.”and my account was gone :\
Million Dollar Extreme fans have started a hashtag #FreeHyde to get his account reinstated with all the ironic nods to anti-Semitism Hyde would certainly appreciate.
Other Million Dollar Extreme fans are hoping some time off social media may free up time to for Hyde to start making sketch comedy again.
In the mean time you can read his new book “How to Bomb the U.S. Government, available at an online vape store.