Artist: Noel Zepeda

Medium: Graphite and charcoal

Censored By: Instagram

Date of censorship: May 2020

Was there notification of removal? If so, what was the reason given?

The original post was not removed, the problem was when I went to make an ad about the same post. It was denied due to being “sexually provocative or overly suggestive”

Was there the opportunity to appeal? If so, did you appeal and what was the response?

Yes/no… for 3 days I tried to appeal and was unable to do so. I kept receiving a “ something went wrong” message.

What, if any, were the consequences of the removal for you? 

None, just couldn’t place the Mother’s Day ad I wanted with the drawing of a pregnant woman.


It was a drawing depicting a nude pregnant woman standing up, not doing anything sexual or suggestive.

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