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.