Tumblr just thoroughly pissed off a whole bunch of adults, and now has to face the wrath of their memes.
After the website known for its lighthearted content, artwork, and yes, porn, announced it will be banning all adult content from its platform on Dec. 17, lots of Tumblr-loving adults got Very Mad Online.
The drastic new policy comes weeks after Tumblr’s iOS app was temporarily removed from the App Store due to child pornography.
The site, which previously allowed all sorts of NSFW content will now limit “adult content” such as “photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations—that depicts sex acts,” per a statement.
As you might expect, many Tumblr users who were not offended by and even may have enjoyed the site’s lax, NSFW content, weren’t too pleased to hear the news.
Many shared their outrage via Twitter, creating Tumblr-esque memes, dragging the site for not taking tougher action on child porn and on-platform trolls.
tumblr can take away porn but it can never take away the memories i’ll have of scrolling through my dashboard at work, praying unsuccessfully to avoid the appearance of a rogue gaping asshole
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) December 3, 2018
Tumblr banning porn, leaving approximately three accounts still active.
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) December 3, 2018
Tumblr banning porn is like Red Lobster banning cheddar bay biscuits. We know what you say you are but we’re here for something else entirely
— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) December 3, 2018
Re: Tumblr, can you imagine being so bad at content moderation that literal child porn winds up on your platform and your response is, “Let’s ban nipples!”
— Cora Harrington (@lingerie_addict) December 3, 2018
tumblr: porn is cancelled we’re done with you horny nerds fuck u 😎🎉
tumblr: pls use our site
— hazel marie 💌 (@qthzl) December 3, 2018
It’s been a tough week for those who enjoy consuming porn online, as Starbucks recently announced it plans to block access to porn from its public WiFi, too.
Stay strong, everyone. Twitter probably doesn’t give a fuck about porn.
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