The creator of “Jew in the City,” Allison Josephs, identified a lot of anti-Semitic stock pictures and graphics on Shutterstock.
She shared a video of those photographs on social media, but Instagram removed it at the request of the business due to alleged copyright violations.
Josephs claims that although Shutterstock has promised to take down the pictures, it has not issued an apology.
We searched the phrase “Jews” into @shutterstock and found some pretty #antisemitic photos Josephs wrote in the TikTok post accompanying the film.
They are said to have a screening procedure. For their Jewish content, it does not appear to be working. @shutterstock, clean up your act, apologize, and explain how you’ll prevent this from happening in the future. #endjewhatred #jewishrepresentationmatters.
The same video was uploaded on Twitter along with the following statement: “We noticed @Shutterstock was filled with antisemitic pictures, and we prepared a film noting this.
For violating copyright, they requested that Instagram remove it. When commentary is considered fair use, we won’t be silenced. Shutterstock promised to take down the pictures, but we still await an apology and better screening procedures.
In addition to being the Partner in Torah mentor to the actress and Jeopardy! contestant Allison Josephs, founder of “Jew in the City,” has worked in Jewish Outreach for over twenty years. Mayim Bialik is the co-host.
We saw @Shutterstock was full of antisemitic pics & we made vid noting this. They had instagram pull it for copyright violation. We won’t be silenced when commentary is fair use. Shutterstock said they’d remove images but we’re waiting for an apology & a better screening policy. pic.twitter.com/OTMu1egGO5
— Allison Josephs (@jewinthecity) January 30, 2023