Reddit's John Oliver-themed protest on r/pics just went to a whole new level

Popular subreddits are continuing to protest Reddit’s upcoming API changes via the medium of comedian John Oliver, and things are only getting stranger.On Wednesday, following another community vote, Reddit’s 30 million-strong community r/pics — which has allowed only images of Oliver to be posted of late — made another tweak to its new rules: Users are now allowed to post “any and all media featuring John Oliver”. SEE ALSO: Reddit hackers threaten to release stolen data if new API policy moves forward “Users can now post AI-generated images, videos, erotic fan-fiction, songs, memes, incredibly erotic fan-fiction, GIFs, photographs, and fan-fiction that’s erotic enough to make nuns literally explode,” reads the post announcing the changes, before explaining that r/pics shall now be known as r/PICS: “Posts Illuminating Comedian’s Sexiness”. Reddit These changes come on the heels of 6,500 subreddits going dark last week to protest Reddit’s decision to charge third-party developers for API access — a Twitter-style attempt to monetize that is likely to kill off apps that can’t afford to pay the fees.The blackout was followed by a number of large subreddits continuing to protest in new and creative ways, with some of the biggest choosing to go down a very John Oliver-focused route (something the man himself has since acknowledged and embraced). Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) The latest changes have been live for less than a day, but users are already getting creative. Popular examples so far include a 2,000-word piece of “sensual”…Reddit's John Oliver-themed protest on r/pics just went to a whole new level