#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube

The comments on the video are proof that hatred against refugees is simmering.

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The video titled #MoreThanARefugee shares the stories of Maryam, Catherine and Hasan. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxbdvo2vFwc">YouTube</a>/Screenshot)

To mark the World Refugee Day on 20 June, the International Rescue committee invited seven YouTube creators to get to know refugees around the world. The video titled #MoreThanARefugee has been receiving backlash and has ‘dislikes’ vastly outnumbering the ‘likes’. A comment states:

Why does this video only show women and children when the majority of refugees are middle aged men? Is that fact something that should be hidden?

YouTube has been constantly blocking comments and deleting them, but people haven’t stopped commenting on the video. The comments on the video are proof that hatred against refugees is simmering. A comment says, “Europe is becoming a dangerous place because of refugees”. Another comment says, “Stay in your own country.”

Here’s the video, emphasising that each refugee has a story to share.

Stay in Your Own Country

#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
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#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
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Deleting Comments Is of No Use

#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
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#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
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And the Hatred Continues...

#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
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#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
Photo Courtesy: YouTube
#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
Photo Courtesy: YouTube
#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
Photo Courtesy: YouTube

‘Refugees Are Not Just Young Women’

#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
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And the comments continue...

#MoreThanARefugee Video Receives Torrent of Hatred on YouTube
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Around the world, over 65 million people have been forced out of their homes, and the resulting refugee crisis has become an emotive political issue in the West.

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