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Confirmed: Criticising Saudi govt is offensive. by ToastersForever Confirmed: Criticising Saudi govt is offensive. :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 7 19 A second censorship. by ToastersForever A second censorship. :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 10 40 All Opinions Are Free Speech Stamp by ToastersForever All Opinions Are Free Speech Stamp :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 17 11 I suppose this is the culprit. by ToastersForever I suppose this is the culprit. :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 4 17 DeviantArt is censoring me. by ToastersForever DeviantArt is censoring me. :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 9 43 Activists Declare Nintendo Is Hate Speech by ToastersForever Activists Declare Nintendo Is Hate Speech :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 5 25 Michelle Obama Declares Women Are A Myth by ToastersForever Michelle Obama Declares Women Are A Myth :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 3 0 Prince Harry Adopts Puppy by ToastersForever Prince Harry Adopts Puppy :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 4 0 Ellen Eats Her Own Face by ToastersForever Ellen Eats Her Own Face :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 4 4 2+2=5 by ToastersForever 2+2=5 :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 5 0 'White House Black', coming to cinemas near you by ToastersForever 'White House Black', coming to cinemas near you :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 5 2 Kim's Smart Words to the President by ToastersForever Kim's Smart Words to the President :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 7 2 Obama Eats Cheese Sandwich by ToastersForever Obama Eats Cheese Sandwich :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 6 4 Enlightened Bum Knows The Truth by ToastersForever Enlightened Bum Knows The Truth :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 5 2 Trudeau shows off his new feet by ToastersForever Trudeau shows off his new feet :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 4 0 Tin Foil Hat Mario by ToastersForever Tin Foil Hat Mario :icontoastersforever:ToastersForever 4 4

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21 / Founder of TheTechnoToast Ltd (thetechnotoast.deviantart.com) / Ex-Labour, ex-Tory / Against injustice


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Confirmed: Criticising Saudi govt is offensive.
Having the wrong opinion is now offensive according to DeviantArt.
A dark day for this website.

This situation has shown me that DeviantArt do not tolerate 'the wrong opinions'. They have seen fit to censor a tiny stamp that stood to make a simple statement: I do not like the actions of the Saudi government. I did not criticise their people, I did not elaborate, and I made the exact same statement against Iran's government with no censorship whatsoever. In fact, my entire gallery is filled with opinions some may not agree with, but have not been censored. I can only conclude that DeviantArt must have some deals with the Saudis to target me in this way. In the 6 years I have been on DeviantArt, I have never been censored like this.

I think I will be leaving DeviantArt in the future.
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A second censorship.
So now the censored stamp is censored on my profile page as well.
So where I purposefully put anti-Iran and anti-Saudi stamps side by side to demonstrate I'm not taking sides, DeviantArt has made it look like I'm anti-Iran only...

DeviantArt directly changing my narrative.
I'm gonna upload these stamps somewhere else.
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I've enabled comments on all my stamps.
I am so done with censorship at this point that I refuse to stop anyone commenting... Even though that wasn't the inital point of my stamps.
All Opinions Are Free Speech Stamp
No matter what, your opinion is free speech.
If an opinion someone has is a terrible one, it should be scrutinized. If it's terrible it will be subject to ridicule.
Whether you are a Nazi or a Communist, a Christian or a Muslim, your opinion is protected by free speech, and should not be banned by a select few.

You may dislike the Saudi Government, you may dislike the Iranian government. You may dislike the Israeli government - the reality is that as long as your opinion is nothing more than opinion, it should not be silenced.

Open threats, clear evidence of wrongdoing, promotion of terrorism, comments that show intent such as "I wish so-and-so was dead" and the like, are the only things that should be banned.

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I used to be totally on board with "stopping hate speech", but seeing all this censorship has forced me to realise that allowing anyone to classify what is hate speech and what isn't, is a terrible idea that can be abused and redefined endlessly. It also leads to the banning of new ideas.
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I suppose this is the culprit.
(toastersforever.deviantart.com…)

So DeviantArt has now started censoring me, making one of my stamps permanently Mature.
And I found this in the Mature Content section... I knew this existed before, but I never expected dA to censor a stamp themselves, or for someone to get offended by a stamp.

What this tells me is that political incorrectness is not accepted on DeviantArt.
DeviantArt is ignoring my inquiries at this point (I wrote to them on Twitter and they've not replied so far, but they're busy tweeting so they are there).

Maybe if I want to be politically incorrect I should leave this place.
They obviously don't tolerate opinions.
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:iconithinkiamspecialjuan:
nazis are far right idiot.
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:iconthe-black-legionary:
The-Black-Legionary Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
Why did you disable comments on your new stamps?
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:icontoastersforever:
ToastersForever Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
Enabled them now. :D
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:icontoastersforever:
ToastersForever Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2017  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
I've disabled comments on all my stamps.
I did that because they're not supposed to be comment pieces, but "if you agree, favorite them, if you don't, ignore them" stamps.

Stops a lot of unnecessary political arguments. :D
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:icondinodanthetrainman:
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You hve some good stamps. We need a stamp that says the only thing I'm judging is your attitude which is a Doctor Phil quote.
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:icontoastersforever:
ToastersForever Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:icondieselhedgehog96:
Ooooo Someone under me is Triggered.
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:iconelevatorcreature:
elevatorcreature Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2017  New Deviant Student
your icon is a horse woman from the magical pony show
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:icondieselhedgehog96:
DieselHedgehog96 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
What did I do to you?
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:iconelevatorcreature:
elevatorcreature Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  New Deviant Student
are you actually 21 cause like damn. thats kinda. eh. kinda depressing actually
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