- Def Noodles has been permanently suspended, a Twitter spokesperson said.
- Twitter told Insider that the account broke the platform's rules, but didn't specify which ones.
- Def Noodles had over 150,000 followers and was a major source of influencer news.
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After Twitter news and commentary page Def Noodles went dark on Tuesday, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Insider that the account had been permanently suspended for violating the platform's rules.
Def Noodles, which had over 158,000 followers at the time of the suspension, is an influencer and celebrity news page run by drama YouTuber Dennis Feitosa. Feitosa frequently described the account as "satirical," drawing inspiration from Stephen Colbert and "The Soup."
—Dennis Feitosa (@gowithdennis) July 13, 2021
However, most of the posts he made were about real news. Many of Feitosa's posts about influencers went viral and contributed to widespread backlash against YouTubers like David Dobrik and James Charles.
Feitosa also runs the YouTube drama channel Def Noodles, which has over half a million subscribers. On Wednesday, he addressed his Twitter suspension, and claimed that he didn't receive any emails from Twitter notifying him about which rules he had broken or why he was suspended. Feitosa didn't respond to Insider's request for comment.
Previously, on his second Twitter account, Feitosa said he's "been getting a lot of emails from twitter [...] telling me people have been reporting my account," suggesting that his account was falsely flagged for rule-breaking by his critics, which include other major drama channels like Daniel "Keemstar" Keem.
Keem, who is verified and has 2.8 million Twitter followers, has suggested publicly that he would attempt to get punitive action taken against Feitosa — offering $100,000 to the first creator who sues him for slander. But Keem also publicly stated that he would attempt to help get Feitosa's Twitter account back.
—KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) July 13, 2021
Feitosa has previously been locked out of the Def Noodles account. In August 2020, Feitosa shared screenshots of emails with Insider that showed Twitter's automated responses to him about a rule violation. The emails didn't specify which rules Feitosa broke at the time, but they said that if he continued to violate rules, he could be permanently suspended.
At the time, Feitosa believed the problematic tweet was a video he posted of teen TikTok star Charli D'Amelio using a vaping device. When Feitosa deleted the tweet, he told Insider he was able to regain full access to his account and start posting again.
Before his suspension, Feitosa was seemingly referenced by YouTuber James Charles in his return video. On July 2, Charles addressed a Twitter account that had compiled threads of Charles' alleged underage "victims" in his sexting scandal.
Charles didn't name the account in his video, but Def Noodles led the charge against Charles this summer, compiling viral threads of TikToks that accused Charles of sexting with underage boys. Charles denied the allegations in his video. In response, Feitosa pinned one of his Charles threads to the Def Noodles account and wrote "This is the thread James Charles mentioned in his comeback video. Feel free to look through it and make up your own mind."