Gail Simone and Colleen Doran's Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Story Deemed Porn by Tumblr

Gail Simone and Colleen Doran’s Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Story Deemed Porn by Tumblr

Posted by December 5, 2018 Comment

Much has been written about social media service Tumblr’s recent decision to ban porn from its site, and we’re not going to rehash it here. All we’ll say is that the writing was probably on the wall the moment Yahoo, a company we assure you does in fact still exist for some reason, purchased the website in 2013, though it was probably the site’s app getting banned from the Apple Store that served as the final nail in erotic Tumblr’s coffin.

The subsequent flagging of all manner of innocuous and decidedly unerotic content by Tumblr’s malfunctioning bots would be hilarious if not for the damage the new crackdown is causing to groups for whom the site’s pornographic community had become a refuge. The latest definitely-not-porn content flagged as explicit by Tumblr algorithms is a story from the Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special by Gail Simone, Colleen Doran, Hi-Fi Design, and Dave Sharpe called Big Things One Day Come, introducing the character Star Blossom.

Simone took to Twitter for the reveal:

And Doran confirmed:

Of course, the story’s status as not-porn is obvious to anyone with eyes, but that’s what happens when you delegate your draconian moderation to poorly-coded computer programs.

The only question is, with DC still reeling from the BatPenis controversy, will this decision affect any planned Star Blossom sequel?

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(Last Updated December 9, 2018 12:32 pm )

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