Artist: Loz City
Medium: OTC Aspirin cast in resin
Censorship by: Instagram
Date of censorship: May 2020
Was there notification of removal? 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?
What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you?
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.
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.
Artist’s website: LozCity.com
Artist’s Instagram: @LozCity