Fun Fact of the Week #392
Recently, to comply with Apple's terms of service, the social network Tumblr banned a bunch of tags. One such tag included #Alice May, probably meaning the Scooby-Doo character. It is unknown why this tag was banned, but it was likely a mistake. Other silly ones that were banned include #crying, #bald, #single, #tony the tiger, #sad, #me and #i love you. There will be no saying I love you on Tumblr lol. #Alice May seems to still be banned on Tumblr to this day.
This fun fact was inspired by this YouTube video from one of my favorite YouTubers, ColeyDoesThings, highlighting the Tumblr tags that were banned (I linked it to the spot in the video where she directly mentions Alice May, and I'd recommend checking out the whole video if you have the time as some of the banned tags are quite funny - although there are some PG-13 concepts that may not be appropriate for all audiences)
3/15/2022 06:52:02 am
Apple owns Tumblr? News to me.
3/15/2022 07:32:29 am
They don't, they changed it because the app would have had to be removed from the Apple App Store otherwise, due to some content on the app not complying with Apple's terms of service. Here's an article that explains a bit more about it: https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/29/tumblr-ios-tags-ban-apple/
3/15/2022 10:57:53 am
Thanks. It's a shame "Alice May" was a villain to begin with, and now Tumblr just makes it sound derogatory. But then they've also done the same thing with Eugene Levy.
3/15/2022 05:47:41 pm
I don't use Tumblr at all so I can't speak to that, but yeah it's weird how they made all these normal terms and characters derogatory. I know Tony the Tiger was banned because too many people were writing inappropriate stories (don't know how people would want/have the time to do that, but who knows), but I'm not sure on the rest of the terms. And tbh I don't even know who Eugene Levy is.
3/18/2022 09:50:56 am
If you needed some incentive to check out Jellystone Season 2, then you will be happy to know that there are some Scooby references.
3/18/2022 04:45:45 pm
Funko is realesing Scooby-doo nfts which are digital card packs that have a chance of getting a physical redemption which could be a redhead, Charlie, snow ghost, Freddy funko as captain cutler, super Scooby funko pop or a witch doctor funko soda
3/18/2022 05:51:25 pm
Redhead not redhead
3/18/2022 10:18:12 pm
Thank you so much for telling me this and explaining how it works! I just made a post about it.
3/18/2022 05:52:02 pm
Redbeard keeps autocorrecting as redhead
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