Disgusting people always find ways to ruin everything for everyone–and now it’s Pinterest!
As every young millennial and Gen Z knows, whenever one is in need of some kind of visual or idea inspiration, Pinterest is always the answer.
Pinterest is everyone’s go-to “idea bank,” where one could find images, concepts, and information under the sun and save these “ideas” into small folders called “pinboards.” From fashion, to interior designs, to wedding boards, to mood boards, recipes, anything; Pinterest has got everything you’d ever think of.
And now, even the most appalling things that humans could ever do and think of, is (sadly and horrifically) also on Pinterest. Grown men are openly creating saving Pinterest boards of underage girls with titles such as “young girls,” “Sexy little girls,” “hot,” “delicious,” and “guilty pleasures.”
Though this information isn’t as shared as much, Dove Clark, a Pinterest content creator, raised concerns over this issue on her Twitter page. The NBC News has also reported on this earlier this month, sharing a story of a young girl whose innocent video of doing a cartwheel has been saved to at least 50 users into their Pinterest boards.
Two American senators have already pushed for Pinterest executives to explain how and why this is happening.
It had also been found out that the young girl’s Pinterest messages had been full of men sending messages like “cute ass” and others, with some of the men uploading pictures of their erect nether regions on their public profiles.
It’s quite shocking to find out that this has been happening on Pinterest, which is considered as a safe space for many of its users. At the same time, however, it doesn’t seem all too surprising, seeing as how the algorithm does change depending on what you’ve most recently searched. As Pinterest “curates” a user’s feed according to their “likes” and search tab, it’s no doubt that that’s how these disgusting adults were able to do such a thing.
Users, especially women, have voiced out their opinions on the matter. Most of their sentiments were on how men invaded their supposed safe space.
the fact that pinterest has been a cutsie fun girlie app for over a decade and then men get on there to do what men do best which is be creepy, we will never know peace, this actually sucks so much https://t.co/kefYl6f5vj
— myo ✧ star wars era (@myonnaslibrary) March 23, 2023
This is so upsetting bc Pinterest is literally the most peaceful app there is but ofc men had to ruin it.. they ruin everything https://t.co/VAdzvn4RFn
— R👗 (@xxoorita) March 23, 2023
men will never let me know peace, any space they invade is polluted, i want these motherfuckers to die, head severed as soon as they log on to pinterest https://t.co/L3hgK5v1bV pic.twitter.com/nfsaJ5PtDH
— 🚶 (@whyconic) March 24, 2023
this happening on pinterest unfortunately makes sense bc men will find a way to infiltrate anything and make you uncomfortable. this is the app where you literally don’t have to interact with people all you do is save some pins and go about your day. https://t.co/i2hJOxaQUa pic.twitter.com/z8ibSAOFNC
— the kenn print 𖤐 (@degreesofK) March 23, 2023
The men were messaging this little unsolicited pictures. Nudes. To a 9 uear old girl. Men. Grown men. On pinterest. They truly cannot be trusted. I wanna cry and throw up this shit is so disgusting. There is literally no safe place. https://t.co/VeqQKYMf9o
— 💖 CJ 💖 (@AstroBabeCJ) March 23, 2023
Men are RUINING Pinterest dude and even YouTubers are talking about it on their channels.
Pinterest was the last like relaxing, fun place on the internet. It has helped me change my entire life with no exaggeration. Im on Pinterest more than Twitter and that’s alot. https://t.co/Kxr7LuEFlr
— Gabrielle Perry, MPH (@GeauxGabrielle) March 23, 2023
Pinterest was one of the few apps where people could be safe and share things that they were passionate about or literally just post quite literally anything just to have innocent fun AND OF COURSE MEN COME AND RUIN IT. I’m so tired. https://t.co/g8QCEVoSDH
— FEN / MICAH ! ! (@SHADOWlZED) March 23, 2023
Y’all Pinterest is accidentally deleting the accounts of people who have cutesy stuff because they have a PEDOPHILE PROBLEM right now and GROWN MEN are making boards of LITTLE GIRLS. What the fuck.
— Merrick 🌻🦂 (@punishedmother) March 24, 2023
Pinterest is one of the most wholesome sites online aimed at women and girls of all ages to just enjoy pretty pictures and craft ideas but men just have to find a way to ruin it. I've been wondering why anything to do with kawaii jfashion has been blocked recently pic.twitter.com/UqxGW6w9wA
— ✨🎀AllyRat🎀✨ (@AllyRatSTOP) March 23, 2023
Pinterest was like the last unproblematic site. Wtf! Why do men insist on making everything unsafe?
— Oh (@ohsheabutter) March 23, 2023
Pinterest is one of our last safe spaces. Hopefully, the people behind the social networking site get to put more stringent measures to stop this and prevent future problems like this.
Those children do not deserve to get sexualized, or to receive such gross messages from grown men. Protect the kids, y’all.
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