Tumblr sent shockwaves across the world this week when it announced it will no longer allow x-rated content beginning on December 17.
In a blog post published Monday, CEO Jeff D’Onofrio wrote:
Over the past several months, and inspired by our storied past, we’ve given serious thought to who we want to be to our community moving forward and have been hard at work laying the foundation for a better Tumblr. We’ve realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in culture, especially as it evolves, we must change … Today, we’re taking another step by no longer allowing adult content, including explicit sexual content and nudity (with some exceptions).
Naturally, people are livid.
Many are concerned about about how sex workers and sex-positive content creators will be adversely affected by the policy change.
Others are simply worried about where they’re gonna get their porn fixes going forward and are calling for an official boycott of the microblogging platform.
The fury has been unending…
Welp its time for me to boycott tumblr im done with that peice of shit of a website now i wont be able to post what i like #boycotttumblr
— Sleepless-Raven (@Edgy_Raven) December 3, 2018
Umm, so basically, @tumblr is about to shut down… This whole trying to enforce a false-sense of moral standards is BS. Banning porn, which harms no one, is completely asinine. Shame on #tumblr. #tumblrisdead
— Jerett Walters (@JerettWalters) December 3, 2018
Congrats to Tumblr for finally destroying its arch enemy, Tumblr
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) December 4, 2018
Anyone else in the mood to just collectively boycott #Tumblr from the 17th until they change their indiscriminately damaging new policy?
— Catherine Carrigan (@Cat_Carrigan22) December 4, 2018
— Loba_Azul (@JulsM7) December 3, 2018
Id like my first tweet to be a fuck you to @tumblr . A website where you can show open self harm wounds and show young girls how to starve themselves but nsfw content is what they remove. #tumblrisoverparty #fucktumblr #tumblrisdead
— ??Jade ?? (@possumplan3t) December 3, 2018
But it doesn’t stop there…
— Odie (@Overdrive987) December 3, 2018
I would like to propose a site wide boycott of #tumblr until they fix their shit
— Christopher Kiggundu (@kcchristopher98) December 4, 2018
Everyone leaving Tumblr pic.twitter.com/TmBVeJEsi2
— Hannah Rose Woods (@hannahrosewoods) December 4, 2018
Tumblr removing ALL adult content is the biggest, stupidest decision I’ve seen. We asked pedophiles and porn bots be removed, not to ruin content creators that are specifically for adults. #tumblrisdead
— Rica (@hushandshush) December 3, 2018
literally got Tumblr a week ago and I'ma have to delete it #BoycottTumblr
— Jacob (lil big stiffee) Johnson (@McOddzen) December 3, 2018
— Luci (@hashtagluci) December 5, 2018
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