This kind of censorship actually doesn't surprise me. I've been predicting things like this would happen all over the Internet for a while now. Tumblr is removing all adult content. They give an explanation, but it still sounds like censorship to me. When this kind of thing rocks the Internet, there's a reason for it. This can happen anywhere now.
‘We spent considerable time weighing the pros and cons of expression in the community that includes adult content. In doing so, it became clear that without this content we have the opportunity to create a place where more people feel comfortable expressing themselves.
Here's more. There are a few screen shots of tweets from people who aren't thrilled about this new censorship. Some are even begging Tumblr to reconsider. I'm an amateur at Tumblr. I've had an account for years, but I only use it to share Instagram photos now. Coming from an amateur's POV, Tumblr isn't looking very good right now. They could have come up with something better than this kind of censorship.
Neighbors Watch Gay Couples Stabbed and Beaten
This is pretty bad.
A gay couple was savagely beaten and stabbed on the porch of their home as neighbors stood by and watched.
Here's the link. Allegedly, the neighbors didn't even call the police. They stood and watched.
Gay Bollywood Star Karan Johar
This is one of the reasons why I continue linking to these news items. I like discovering things like this. I know people who are so lacking in pop culture knowledge, and they are so backward because the only information they get is from mainstream TV news, that I make a point of NOT being like them. I like to know what's happening everywhere.
Meet Karan Johar. He’s one of India’s hottest filmmakers and a popular Bollywood star. He’s also gay. And, oh yeah, he’s single, too. Good news all around! …Unless you’re Johar himself.
You can check that out, here. There are photos of him. He's very attractive.