Charles Balzan

NAME: Charles Balzan
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Insta – @art_charles_balzan
CENSORSHIP: Content Removal

What reason was given for your ban?


Why do you think your post(s) was censored?

Overweight – body hair – non-beautified raw humans.

I suspect the raw, vulnerable aesthetic of my subjects aren’t to Instagram’s preferences.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

I aappealed at first, never got an answer, never appealed again.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

I ended up deciding to choose a lesser evil and censor myself as best and respectfully to the work as I could.

What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?

Censoring is dangerous and in the end counter-effective.