You can’t kill a god
ICYMI, the Internet’s favorite 24/7 stream ‘Lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to‘, a video playing an endless loop of braingasmic lo-fi bops, was accidentally shut down by Youtube yesterday.
Running at an impressive 549 days straight before its closure, the channel creator ChilledCow immediately notified YouTube of the shut down as it apparently was ‘not in compliance of [Youtube’]’s Terms of Service‘.
— ChilledCow (@ChilledCow) February 22, 2020
With millions of people casually listening to the stream at any given time, the video’s dedicated listeners immediately blew up in defense of Study Girl and her array of beats.
WHAT THE FUCK LO-FI BEATS TO STUDY/RELAX TO OMG CHILLEDCOW GOT TAKEN DOWN YOUTUBE ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING MW WHAT THE FUCK
— 🍼🥛☕ＰＥＲＩ☕🥛🍼 (@TheKnightOfMilk) February 23, 2020
professor cancelled class for the rest of the week because they took down lo-fi hip hop 24/7 beats to chill & study to
— zain (@zainkarim_) February 23, 2020
the lo fi hip hop beats – music to study/relax to channel just got banned from YouTube pic.twitter.com/TkQajiGhI7
— nexus hoe (@tp614) February 22, 2020
just learned the lo-fi chill hip hop anime beats to study and relax to radio station officially ended after playing for almost two years straight. nobody hmu going thru it
— nicholas (@kranewife) February 21, 2020
Fortunately for the faithful stans, YouTube shortly replied to ChilledCow and admitted that it was a misstep on their part, reinstating the channel shortly after.
It isn’t quite clear what caused the ban in the first place, as YouTube didn’t issue a formal explanation. But people have pointed out that this isn’t the first time that YouTube had abruptly banned content, with the site under fire for years now for alleged algorithm issues.