WARNING THIS IS NOT A SAFE SITE. I ended up having to leave deviantart a few weeks ago due to bullies and predators. I joined a little over a year ago, and I loved posting my art, and getting advice, and admiring the work of other artists. I wasn't noticed until I started making friends and joining groups, but I didn't mind. Deviantart was a very happy place for the first few months, but then I ran into some REALLY bad cyber bullies. I'm a minor and I was bullied very very badly on this website. I was called a wh0re multiple times for taking a selfie in jean shorts, people said Im a ped0phile for liking cute art (not l0licon, not p0rn, just like regular fully clothed anime) and for liking my little pony . People told me to ki1l myself and tried to bully me into doing so, people harassed me, threatened me, older men tried to get me to send nudes and role play with them, several older men tried to make me make them fet1sh art , even after knowing I was a minor. I got a lot of creepy messages like "hey pretty girl, I'd love to be your master" . And the deviantart staff is horrible. The deviantart staff basically sided with the bullies and the pedophiles even though my age is clearly on my profile, and they ignored my reports. There have been many accounts of the deviantart staff letting people get away with horrible behavior towards young people on that site just because the predator is paying for membership. Someone was making multiple accounts to send me notes threatening me because they had ended up finding personal information about me (my full name and age and location) and the deviantart staff did nothing. Even though doxxing is against their rules, and so is block evading. People have spread crazy lies about me saying my boyfriend is way older than me and a ped0phile, when he's actually a year younger than me and we have known eachother in real life for years! And our parents know eachother! People I had never met before claimed I had a diaper fetish even though I think the diaper fetish is gross. (No hate that just isn't for me) people have also stolen and traced my art using deviantart. I joined a group against sexual assault and made art for it, and I was then harassed and made fun of me for being a survivor of child [email protected]
I've had several people bullying me and lying about me with literally no proof. They were making things up for no reason! They said I'm a wh0re because a few drawings in my gallery are nude sketches (of adults , that my mom knows about and is perfectly fine with), and said I'm a lesbian because I think two characters (Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy) would make a cute couple . (I like male and female couples too so I don't see the problem, I just like romance and love, I like happy things. ) There is WAY too much fetish art, gore, body shaming, bullies, and predators on that site. A few of my friends have also been harassed for being autistic or having mental disorders (depression, anxiety, PTSD). You should also know the staff seems to be fine with nude/sexualized pictures of children. Because people get away with nude drawings of children all the time. Me and lots of my friends have had to leave due to bullying. I begged the people bullying me to stop but they didn't. I had a suicide attempt and left deviantart , abandoning my account without a single word. I haven't drawn since because I was attacked so much. Over all I experienced bullying, doxxing, people tracing my art and claiming it as their own, older men trying to prey on me, and lots of inappropriate content and contact from strangers even though my account has a mature filter. Do not join this site unless you can handle bullying, fetish art, art thieves, ped0philes, and having your information stolen. Definitely don't recommend to anyone under 16. It could be a great site if the people weren't so dangerous, and the staff actually cared about its members. I know several people now who've been preyed on due to this site. And almost all my friends have experienced some kind of extreme harassment. The staff doesn't care at all about its members, and will not help you. People have gotten their credit card information stolen, and been billed extra for membership .
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