Saturday, July 06, 2024

Kettle calling the pot black


I was just trying to play around with a spoof on the first Devo album that came out years ago with the band wearing flower pots on their heads. I gave Artie (my AI Art designer) simple instructions to spoof the album and show four men with upside down flower pots on their heads. Artie gave me this (which I thought was pretty darned good...and it added the plants):

So I post it on and I'll be damned if it doesn't immediately get pulled for potentially violating their community standards. I'm baffled. First, they are wearing pots on their heads so "potheads" is a literal description. Second the plants aren't pot plants. Third it doesn't say DEVO anywhere and looks different enough that I can't imagine it being a violation of intellectual property violations. Finally, I searched on their site and they have plenty of t-shirts on there about pot, weed, drugs, etc. So why would this one need to be reviewed. 

I'm getting pretty tired of the censorship and arbitrary nature of the reviews my stuff goes through. If it is about the implied reference to pot, I want to point out that it is legal in my state and it isn't promoting being a pothead. 


I never did here back when a design was pulled weeks ago that showed Vikings with horned hats surrounded by longhorn cattle. I was even more baffled by that one.

Being a fledgling designer of t-shirts, stickers, phone cases and buttons is a hard row to hoe.

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