Name: Loz City


Medium: OTC Aspirin cast in resin

Censored By: Instagram

When were you censored?: May-20

Was there notification of removal and, if so, what was the reason given?: Yes – Removed for “Sale of illegal or regulated goods”

Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?: No

What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you? Please give details.: Due to multiple “offenses,” Instagram informed me that my profile is “at-risk” of being deleted. This makes me incredibly anxious, because Instagram is my primary marketing and networking platform – especially in quarantine.

Other Comments: Unfortunately this is not the first time my artwork has been censored on social media. I was temporarily banned on TikTok for videos of my artwork after 5 days of making an account. Ironically, my art is meant to bring light to the exact issues that I’m being repeatedly reported for; namely, the hypocritical drug and medicine culture we live in, which is so heavily influenced by money, media, and corporations.

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