I consider my ability to draw one of my most renowned accomplishments, mostly because it's self-taught. So what do you think happened when I uploaded Boy Problems to my Facebook page? Let's just say I wake up the next morning to find the TOS splashed all over my screen, with no real, tangible explanation as to why the drawing was removed. Here's what I do know:
My privacy settings are jacked up to the max, which means no guests or unauthorized viewers can see my albums. This leaves me with two possible outcomes. First, one of my twenty (yes, that's right, 20) friends decided that it would be fun and/or funny to report the image as offensive. Second, it could just be happenstance that an administrator found the drawing and decided to remove it for whatever reason. I'd really like to think it was the latter rather than the former, but that's all over and done with and neither here nor there.
What bothers me about this situation is that no one came to me and asked me to clarify if anything was offensive. Obviously, you can see in the drawing that the hands are folded over the vitals, which would mean that no sexual organs are exposed. Even if there is a boner under the hands, there's no way to prove that conclusively. And no one would know that without having first asked me.
That means what? F--ck Facebook! Anyone who would deliberately remove an image without a thorough explanation for doing so or refuse the option to appeal the decision is really out of my league. Point in fact, such an action is extremely disrespectful, and to an artist (as you all should well know), that kind of disrespect steps way over the line.
I guess that's why I took my Facebook over to Google+.
7 years ago
02 Sep 2011 23:10 CEST