Javier Des Leon

NAME: Javier Des Leon
PLATFORM & USERNAME: Instagram @des_leon
CENSORSHIP: Shadow & content Ban

What reason was given for your ban?

Going against the community guidelines.

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

Because I got too many complaints from users.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

I tried several times. One time I got back my post but most of the time it was deleted.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

It feels awful to have someone else have the right to decide what should be shown in the media or not. For me freedom is my religion and I don’t complain about boundaries in art or any other expression. It’s very frustrating as an artist and performer. I am a human being. We simply shouldn’t be afraid about sexuality, it is not the moment we are living and this should be reflected on the media as well.

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

Censorship shouldn’t be a hateful.