"They discriminate against us because they don't like what we do for a living." This phrase sums up Alana Evans, president of the Guild of Actors of the Porn Industry, the censorship suffered by porn stars and sex workers by Instagram without a reason beyond his profession.
"I should be able to be inspired by the profile of Sharon Stone or any other verified account for my own Instagram profile, but the reality is that if I do, they eliminate me," Evans tells the BBC, one of the main voices of the interpreters union of adult cinema and the movement against the social network owned by Facebook by the discrimination they claim to suffer in your collective
"When you put time and effort to build an account with more than 300,000 followers and they delete you, this makes you feel defeated."
This organization of workers manifested in front of the Instagram offices in June and held a meeting with their managers after which it was created a new appeal system for account deletion.
More than 1,300 discriminated porn stars
Alana Evans states that she has collected more than 1,300 cases of adult film actors and actresses who ensure that your Instagram accounts have been deleted for no reason. Officially the justification will be the violation of the rules of the platform, but they assure that in their profiles they show neither nudes nor sex scenes and that the censorship will obey their profession.
"When you put time and effort to build an account with more than 300,000 followers and they delete you, this makes you feel defeated," said the president of APAG to the public service of radio and television in the United Kingdom. "Even if you follow the rules, they delete your account. And that is what is very frustrating.".
The drop that filled the glass for Evans was the deletion of the account of a porn actress, Jessica Jaymes, shortly after her death.
The suspension of profiles not only affects one of its main promotions and communication with the public or industry, but also its income
The actors and porn actresses say that at the end of 2018 a campaign started by a series of people began with the aim of massively reporting accounts on social networks. Actions that they often maintain were accompanied by intimidating and abusive messages. The suspension of profiles not only affects one of its main promotions and communication with the public or industry, but also its income.
Since Genbeta We have contacted Instagram to get an answer about this issue.