Facebook has recently performed a sweep and deleted accounts of individuals who liked to cosplay in their spare time. Cosplay is a hobby enjoyed by individuals across the world who like to dress up and perform as a character. Harmless hobby, no?
The Facebook profile "Iggy Cosplay," which was the "hobby" account of cosplayer Iggy Tissera, was shut down yesterday. Iggy does have another account used for professional purposes. Even though he is aware that Facebook does not allow aliases, he is upset that his account was deleted without warning.
While Facebook hasn't given an official statement on the recent deletion of cosplay accounts, a spokesperson for the social network did tell the Daily Dot that "Facebook profiles that have been reported or detected for policy violations, including the use of fake names, may be deleted by Facebook".
Well, we learned a lesson today: There is nothing wrong with dressing up and acting like your favorite character in your spare time, just don't do it on Facebook.