A 12-year-old Black conservative youth from Georgia said he was booted off Facebook after he posted a YouTube video defending former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s questioning of President Obama’s patriotism.

12-year-old C.J. Pearson (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

C.J. Pearson, founder and executive director of Young Georgians in Government, gained much notoriety after his video was posted late last month. The video has garnered more than 1.7 million views, his public Facebook account has more than 24,000 likes—a 164 percent increase from the last week of February—and he has appeared on Fox News.

“I just want to applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama,” Pearson said in the three-minute video. “I definitely do hope that one day other people would get enough guts to speak out against your downright hatred for this nation.”

Giuliani accused Obama of not loving America due to his allegedly constant criticism of the nation. Pearson echoed those comments, questioning the president’s approach to dealing with ISIS and other terrorists, and accused the president of stealing from the American people.

Pearson said he believes these comments caused Facebook to freeze his account. However, a Facebook spokesman told the New York Daily News that the move was because of Pearson’s age, since their terms of service require users to be at least 13 years old.

“Due to the fact that approximately 7.5 million kids log in to Facebook, I would most definitely have to say the removal of my account was due to partisan politics, rather than actually upholding their actual Terms of Service agreement,” Pearson stated in an e-mail to the Daily News, citing figures from a 2011 Consumer Report. “To me, you either enforce a policy all of the time or not at all. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right that shouldn’t be hindered by any entity, public or private.”

The seventh-grader told the Examiner that a friend is posting links to his Facebook page on his behalf until he turns 13 in July.

The young politician-in-training has been using his Facebook page to drum up support for legislation he authored that would lower the eligibility age to serve in the Georgia House and Senate. The General Assembly, this term, introduced a resolution commending Pearson for his work.