I created the showcase site to be a place where we could show off people wearing our gear and made it as close as I could to PK’s vision. We’ve had both model sites and previous attempts at KSKittens and they never fully worked out due to the amount of time they required . And as we’re still focusing on new ideas, creating products, and growing the company, that time is very limited.
So I created a system where once we “liked” an item on instagram, twitter, tumblr, or facebook, that picture automatically uploaded to our site. I took care to ensure their username was clearly added in the title and the description, as well as in the platform it was from and a link to find it. This system now allows me and anyone else at KS to log onto the KS account, search hashtags, and like the pictures we like the best.
This system, so far, has worked really well. Up until recently when it was pointed out that I personally had liked a picture of a minor. This was a picture I had liked, and I had done so without looking at the profile of the person in question. In all honesty, this was not something I even considered to be a problem. I live very much off of social media, and in my limited world of people around me, everyone is over the age of 18 and believes BDSM should not be practiced by anyone who is not fully developed both mentally and physically. So this lapse in judgement led to the picture being on our site. This will be corrected in the future.
KittenSightings policy is that no one under the age of 18 (regardless of country and laws) should participate in BDSM. We are fully aware we can never stop someone from doing something as a company/shop, however promoting underage BDSM participants has the potential of making the problem worse.
I’m very sorry for this, and thank you very much to those of you who came to our defense against those who did not have all the facts. Our community, much like most of the PetPlay community is amazing, and we hope this site helps showcase a small portion of both. Thank you very much for your time.