If you’ve used Midjourney for any amount of time, you’ve noticed that there are a ton of banned words that it considers naughty. Basically, picture Mickey Mouse on the other end of Midjourney’s server, wagging his finger at anything that might offend a 12-year-old. If his finger wags, then your image will not get produced.
Sad but true. Even one of the greatest tools ever created has its limitations.
If you’ve ever wondered which specific words make Midjourney upset, then we got you. This is the most comprehensive list of banned words on Midjourney that the internet has to offer. Other sites left out some obvious words and included words that Midjourney does not ban.
Body Part Words
Minge (Slang for vag)
Mommy Milker (milker or mommy is fine)
Oppai (Japanese word for breasts)
Clunge (British slang for vagina)
Lack of Clothing Words
full frontal unclothed
lingerie with no shirt
without clothes on
shibari (bondage in Japanese)
kinbaku (bondage in Japanese)
Transparent and Translucent
Evil People Words
All pornstar names
Bill Gates (just kidding…or am I? Try it.)
Lolita (Book/movie character)
Other Naughty Words
Why Does Midjourney Ban Certain Words?
It should be obvious. Midjourney does not want you to have any fun.
On a serious note, Midjourney bans certain words for the following reasons. This is somewhat speculative, but probably 100% accurate.
1. People would abuse the f*ck out of it. They would create deep fakes, face swap Trump or Biden onto Hitler’s face, generate disturbing images of war, etc.
2. They don’t want Midjourney to become an AI porn generator.
3. An AI neo-nazi propaganda machine sounds like a horrible idea.
4. They probably want to keep their brand image clean and tidy.
5. They’ve watched too many Disney movies.
How to Evade Midjourney’s Filters & Banned Words
Now that you know why Midjourney bans certain words, I might as well provide some tips on how to tiptoe around the minefield.
Although it’s impossible to jailbreak Midjourney and do whatever the hell you want with it, it is possible to bend the rules a bit. And as always, we’re here to hold your hand and wipe away your tears as you shiver from harmful online content.
Here are some tips:
1. Replace banned words with similar, acceptable words.
2. Steer clear of any vocabulary even remotely linked to restricted words. If you’re uncertain whether a term could potentially trigger the filter, opt for a different word to be on the safe side.
3. Think about synonyms or alternative phrasing. If the banned word plays a central role in your request, try to rephrase it. Or just don’t use it.
4. Midjourney’s team updates their list of banned words. So, what works today might not work tomorrow. Be careful. You don’t want to get banned.
Wrapping it up
I get it. Midjourney needs to make sure people are not using the tool to harm society. In a world where deepfakes will become a bigger and bigger issue as time passes, our AI systems do need some guardrails. So, I agree with most of the Midjourney banned words list.
With that said, Midjourney needs to strike a balance to ensure people can have a little fun. So I’ll leave you with this as a parting gift…
Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only. Run The Prompts does not promote the evasion of Midjourney’s filters or the creation of illegal or harmful material. We want everyone to play by the rules. Got it? Good.