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05 July 2009 @ 03:21 pm
Trouble in fandom...  
Wow Vidorama - it sucks to be you right now.

For those who missed the drama this past week, let me catch you up to speed: Vidorama, a vidding award site that recently opened and has been shamelessly pimping itself across the web, has been blacklisted due to it's openly homophobic entry rules. Boiled down: they sought to exclude "slash" videos, which ended up including cannon pairings (ppl like Inara from Firefly, or Willow/Tara from Buffy), and they even equated such "slash" videos with incest. Yiouch.

Unsuprisingly the shit hit the fan pretty fast - worst part was the way comments about the controversy were removed. So now they aren't just discriminating, they're also smothering speech. Read more at the links:

Screencap of the protesting posts that have since been taken down

Post by mresundance

Post by laurashapiro

I was gonna submit a video myself until I heard about all this. Now, even though I don't vid slash, there's no way I would ever submit anything here. Now I'm just waiting for the comm to die the slow death I can already see coming. The first fanvid ever made was a slash video people! Get over it!

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