Popular American cartoonist Liz Climo's comics got caught up in Tumblr ban
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We have already highlighted many a times just how bad Tumblr’s implementation of its adult content ban is. To give you a quick idea, Tumblr’s censoring bots not only flagged the company’s official announcement as explicit but also censored its own examples of acceptable adult content.
And today, we have yet another embarrassing example of this. It has come to light that popular American cartoonist Liz Climo’s comics have got caught up in Tumblr’s adult content ban.
The animator took to Twitter to share the development with her followers:
Liz also shared the pictures that were censored by Tumblr, and replied to a couple of comments in a funny way.
Take a look:
the comics that were hidden for "adult content" pic.twitter.com/1BKz0Rgcut— Liz Climo (@elclimo) January 10, 2019
Lol, I know. THEY’RE the ones making it seem gross 😂— Liz Climo (@elclimo) January 10, 2019
For those who aren’t aware, Liz has also been working as an animator on the television series The Simpsons since 2003. Citing her tweet, even The Verge’s managing editor also pointed out how broken the ban implementation is:
Liz’s case is just the tip of the iceberg. Several other comics artist have reported about their arts being banned by Tumblr. Take a look at a couple of such reports:
(yeah my life drawings got flagged on tumblr *frowny face*)— Caitlyn Comics 🏳️🌈 (@CaitlynComics) January 6, 2019
Tumblr started hiding my comics so I'm gonna start posting it on pixiv https://t.co/E7ZeenKnCI chapter 2 isnt there yet cause i'm drawing more pages. And also, I finally made an account for it here on twitter @runnigun pic.twitter.com/1ziEzh06xt— conto (@poderdohokuto) January 5, 2019
Last week, we highlighted how Tumblr’s censoring of floppy disk photos spawned hilarious reactions on Twitter. A Twitter user (@Foone) shared that Tumblr is flagging several of their images (containing Floppy disks) as NSFW. The user said they now want to take their blogs off Tumblr.
I really need to get my blogs off Tumblr. It's flagging lots of floppy disks as containing NSFW content! pic.twitter.com/xrcbCZA3Vf— foone (@Foone) January 2, 2019
The kind of comments people left on this tweet are hilarious. We’ve handpicked some of them for you. Take a look:
In a related news, popular American actress Lili Pauline Reinhart (best known for portraying Betty Cooper on drama series Riverdale) also joined the chorus condemning the Tumblr porn ban.
Bad move on Tumblr’s part for banning graphic content. Apparently they underestimate the millenials’ need for artsy porn.— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) January 10, 2019
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