What does it take to get banned from posting on Buzzfeed? Besides talent or ambition, I mean. Poking fun at Buzzfeed, apparently.
“Earlier today, I posted this BuzzFeed parody on BuzzFeed, because I wanted to create a black hole on the internet,” writer Joe Veix explained on his Tumblr earlier this week. “Within 15 minutes, it was deleted and I was banned from the site, because it was “mean-spirited,” according to their community editor.”
Let’s hope no one at Buzzfeed gets the keys to the entire internet (and they just might actually one of these days), because if mocking up goofy parody listicles is a bannable offense, they’re going to have a lot of scrubbing to do.
Not all is lost, however. As Veix concluded: “Thankfully, ‘The Story Of Egypt’s Revolution In Jurassic Park Gifs’ remains available to the world.”