A Man To Pet

NAME: A Man To Pet
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram @a_man_to_pet
CENSORSHIP: Account Removal

What reason was given for your ban?
Nudity that does not follow the guidelines.

Why do you think your post(s) was censored?
Dua Lipa followed me and posted a photo together, I got so much traffic to my profile that evening. As well as lots of messages from Muslim and homophobic people and haters/trolls/bots. I think they reported me and my account was removed without warning.

I guess as a drag artist and promoter people think I have too many gogo boys dance around me, too many butts plus being homosexual and loud.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?
Yes but my account was down for 2 months.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?
It was devastating to me and my work. Alll my clients, bookings and work was coming through instagram contacts.

What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?
Stop homophobia. Stop treating nudity as not normal.