My letter to Photobucket
I’m writing to express my disappointment and my offense with what I believe to be a prejudiced and backwards Photobucket policy. A google image search led me to a Photobucket site, and because of the type of image I was searching for, I included the term "gay." Above the found photo from your site was an urge to search more "[name] gay photos," and so I clicked. I was immediately warned that my search might be pornographic. My search was not pornographic, because the word "gay" is not a synonym for it, nor is it in any way a logical correlation. It is a homophobic one, and I am insulted. While I am a heterosexual woman, I have many gay friends, and you have just kicked them in the teeth. I strongly urge you to suspend this ridiculous warning and to more carefully consider your assumptions regarding your audience in the future. Heidi Cullinan
This in no way reflects the views or beliefs of Photobucket.com. We sincerely
apologize if this has in any way offended you.
Your Photobucket Support Team