It’s been said that once you ban a subreddit, two return in it’s place. This can be said of the recently shutdown r/Creepshots, as two subreddits with redditors pretending to be part of the LGBTQ communtity have cropped up to replace the deleted forum.
Just this past month, a forum known as r/Creepshots garnered a significant amount of media attention when a high school instructor was arrested for posting photos of his underage students. As a result, the forum was shutdown due to the intense media scrutiny it garnered and also due to the fact that users could not guarantee that the photos being posted were not of minors.
However, just a few weeks later a group from another forum named r/actuallesbians has alerted the media to the new creepshot forums. The forums are not only posting photos of unsuspecting women, but are mocking the LGBTQ community in the process. The first of the forums is r/CandidFashionPolice where users post candid photos of woman and judge their fashion choices. The rules of the subreddit include “Speak like a sassy Diva when commenting or posting.” and have several similar photos that were once on r/Creepshots.
Also, many of the photos that were once on r/Creepshots have also been posted to r/Cshots (a subreddit touted as a lesbian forum) with graphic headlines that wouldn’t be considered inappropriate no matter what the gender or sexual orientation of the poster was.
Not only that but a fan of the former r/Creepshots and well known redditor, POTATO_IN_MY_ANUS is a moderator for both of the forums. Other moderators from both forums have been spamming several subreddits with links to the two forums stating “r/creepshots is gone but now there is r/CandidFashionPolice where we can take candid photos of women and judge them on their fashion choices”
Understandably users that are part of the LGBTQ community are offended by the actions of their fellow Redditors have chosen to take . As a result of the recent attention that this situation has given Reddit, user POTATO_IN_MY_ANUS has been banned, and the forum r/Cshots subreddit has also been closed.
Nation the photos being posted aren’t pornographic in any way nor are the titles they’re being posted under, is it still wrong for them to be used like this?