Iconfinder is a platform for designers to be creative and share their content with the world. While we deeply encourage contributors to constantly push artistic boundaries and upload unique and noteworthy content, it’s equally important that we maintain a safe and respectful site for our users. As a result, we do not accept (and will remove any current) icons that are deemed offensive, per our policy below.

Under no circumstances does Iconfinder tolerate the following:

  1. Icons that perpetuate offensive stereotypes, are derogatory or racist in nature, or glorify acts of violence, cruelty, and illegal misconduct.
  2. Icons of grave matters should not be overly obscene, gory, or deliberately shocking.
  3. Tag words or icons containing text that is deemed highly vulgar or seen as hate speech.
  4. Icons that fall into any of the below categories and do not serve a clear educational, scientific, professional, social reform, or artistic purpose:

a) Violence, cruelty, terrorism, abuse

b) Physical and mental disorders, illness, addiction

c) illegal activity

Explicit Label:

Icons depicting adult content and violence which are unsuitable for K-12 educational purposes or common work-place viewing will be labeled as explicit. Users will be able to choose whether they want explicit icons to appear in their search results or not.

A good way to think about labeling is this: If preparing a school project or presentation for most workplaces, would this icon be appropriate to use? If the answer is no, then the explicit label is most likely needed.


If you come across an icon that you believe needs to be removed or labeled as explicit, please flag it in the top right corner and an admin will review it shortly.

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