Jeremy Boreing, president of the Daily Wire and business partner of Ben Shapiro, was suspended from Twitter over a joke about Brussels sprouts.
The incident occurred when Boreing tweeted about fellow Daily Wire reporter Emily Zanotti’s recipe for Brussels sprouts.
Boreing apparently has a severe disdain for Brussels sprouts. In what was meant as a light-hearted nod to his distaste for the cruciferous vegetable, Boreing joked, “Even better, coat with melted butter, salt, pepper, paprika, and a dash of Worcestershire, sear in cast iron in bacon grease for thirty seconds or until brown, then throw them away and burn your face off with the hot pan because even that would be better than Brussels sprouts.”
Twitter unfortunately was not feeling the humor in the statement and suspended Boreing for violence, saying that he had “encouraged self-harm.”
This is the latest incident of the social media giant handing out a swath of bans or suspensions of conservative accounts.
Shapiro came to the defense of his partner tweeting his disgust at the treatment of Boreing.
“This is legitimately the most insane Twitter suspension I have ever heard of. My business partner, @JeremyDBoreing, was just suspended for 12 hours for this tweet,” Shapiro said on his own Twitter account.
“Why?” he asked, “Because it was supposedly ‘promoting or encouraging self-harm.’ IT’S A JOKE ABOUT BRUSSELS SPROUTS. WTF @jack.”
Boreing’s suspension is over now and he has returned to the platform. To his credit he seemed to take the incident in stride tweeting:
“From Avalon-in-the-West, I have returned. Upon appeal, my joke about not eating leafy green vegetables was determined to be a joke about not eating leafy green vegetables. Thanks for the kindness, all. And thanks for the quick correction, @jack. Now, about that blue check mark …”