Vile

Tumblr Has Its Very Own Hub for Creepshots

"If a person is posing or aware that a picture is being taken, then it is no longer a creepshot."
And their web design is stomach-turningly bad, too. (Photo: screencap)

And their web design is stomach-turningly bad, too. (Photo: screencap)

Hey, ladies! Had you considered dashing out to the Starbucks on the corner, or perhaps making a quick trip to the gym? Well, here comes a bit of news that’ll make you want to lock yourself in your apartment until Judgement Day. Just don’t sign on to the Internet, because you aren’t safe there, either.

Months after the frenzy over Reddit’s r/creepshotsJezebel has uncovered creepshots.tumblr.com, which has been around since April 2011. The site’s about page explains: “”What is a ‘CreepShot’ you ask? Easy. Creepshots are CANDID pictures. If a person is posing or aware that a picture is being taken, then it is no longer a creepshot.” (Also: “Major fan of Howard Stern and the Crew,” which pretty much figures.)

Captions include such gem as “B-U-T-FUL street leggy hotties creeped by @waynesthangs,” “Everybody loves #upskirt #creepshots,” and “I just about shot my load when this @creepshot from @PantySnifffer69 landed in my timeline! #yogapants #phat #yogabooty.” Then there’s the outright menacing: “Buying coffee… begging for cock.”

BRB, vomiting into a trashcan.

But when Jez reached out to Tumblr for comment, they got bupkis:

When we asked about the Creepshots Tumblr, Katherine Barna, Head of Communications at Tumblr, told Jezebel in an email that the company doesn’t comment on individual Tumblr accounts, which are “required to abide by our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.”

Some Tumblr users are reporting the site on the theory that there’s no way to verify the women pictured are of legal age, but as of right now, the site’s still up.

Gotta wonder what they think of all this at Yahoo HQ. Good, old-fashioned pornography is one thing, but we’d hate to have to explain this to middle American shareholders.

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