Learned something new today that's not really a surprise. From a source that shall remain anonymous re: Youtube shadow banning and killing comments:
"Regarding your last video: Just tried to post a comment on my own channel, and youtube kept disappearing it. Tried multiple iterations of the comment. It appears that clown emoji is verboten."
Hardly a surprise given how censorious Youtube is. Also considering that the whole "clown world" thing is supposedly a racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, far-right, conspiracy theory, dog whistle. Yes, seriously, that is the line being towed by organizations like the far-left propaganda outlet 'Right Wing Watch'. Wouldn't suprise me if the SPLC or ADL joined the insanity soon if they haven't already. Based on that it hardly seems surprising that Youtube has taken to censoring the clowns.