Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with a few exceptions, the company tells The Verge. The new policy’s announcement comes just days after Tumblr was removed from Apple’s iOS App Store over a child pornography incident, but it extends far beyond that matter alone. “Adult content will no longer be allowed here,” the company flatly states in a blog post set to be published on Monday.
Banned content includes photos, videos, and GIFs of human genitalia, female-presenting nipples, and any media involving sex acts, including illustrations. The exceptions include nude classical statues and political protests that feature nudity. The new guidelines exclude text, so erotica remains permitted. Illustrations and art that feature nudity are still okay — so long as sex acts aren’t depicted — and so are breastfeeding and after-birth photos.
Sooo someone selfish jerk may or may not have posted some light child porn that resulted in Tumblr being removed from the App Store so Tumblr is overreacting and removing ALL nudity from its platform.
So what even is the point of Tumblr now?
If I can’t go there and see a black and white artistic and classy silhouette of a boob then why am I on Tumblr? I’m certainly not there for all of the anime gifs.
‘The new guidelines exclude text’ oh, cool. I can still read about boobs but I can’t see them. Who even is that for? Get your moms off Tumblr so the rest of us can enjoy ourselves. 2018 we lost Mac Miller, Stan Lee and now Tumblr and honestly, I can’t tell you which one hurts the most.
sidenote: I hope people weren’t actually going on Tumblr for porn. If you’re reading Deadseriousness and also going on that weird emo site for nudes than I think you’re reading the wrong website, my guy.