To satisfy Apple’s safety standards for Apple on their app store, Tumblr has begun banning a lot of potentially “triggering” words. But Weki Meki fans, Ki’lings, were shocked when they discovered that Doyeon‘s full name, “Kim Doyeon,” was included in the list of terms the site recently started blocking.
Fans took to Twitter, joking about the achievement as Doyeon is the first K-Pop idol to have achieved such a “feat.”
Congratulations to Kim Doyeon! For being the first kpop idol EVER to be BANNED from tumblr’s search options pic.twitter.com/jwaRJLgQ3J
— ly (@karinaoec) December 28, 2021
Some fans joked that she was simply too hot for the app.
We were so gay for kim doyeon tumblr banned her name?? I'm sorry but this is the funniest thing
— Tokki (@t0kkibunny) January 2, 2022
While others took the issue more seriously, speculating that the ban was for more serious reasons, like posts under her tag possibly promoting eating disorders.
Her images are being used for thinspo and mfs with an eating disorder are using her images to reblog ppl and say maybe if you looked like kim doyeon you would be fat/ugly,
– a tumblr user https://t.co/FhPaNzGCUK
— MINSIK IS FREE (@twinkIerenjun) December 27, 2021
Whatever the reason, it is impossible to deny the hilarity of Tumblr deeming Doyeon as one of its explicit words. And while hopefully the app will remedy this issue soon, fortunately for fans of the idol, the tag “Doyeon” is still accessible.
But, banned from Tumblr or not, Doyeon can keep slaying us all with her unparalleled visuals.