Facebook has taken a hard line against nudity on the social media platform.
“People sometimes share content containing nudity for reasons like awareness campaigns or artistic projects,” Facebook’s Community Standards read. “We restrict the display of nudity because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content – particularly because of their cultural background or age.”
The site banned photo of a rubber duck sticking out of a man’s pants because it resembled, well, you know.
An image of the Vietnamese “Napalm Girl” was blocked, too, because she was fully nude.
But a Tuesday El Espanol video of an pudgy woman with her udders swinging while in protest of a wax statue of Donald Trump? No problem!
The moment happened yesterday when an activist from the radical feminist group FEMEN stormed Madrid’s Wax Museum to “grab patriarchy by the balls,” the New York Daily News reported.
El Espanol’s Facebook post has been up for over 24 hours and has received over 16,000 likes, 4,200 comments and over 42,000 shares. The video itself — which is not censored — has racked up 3.6 million views, pardon the pun.
Meanwhile, photos of the statue of Neptune in Bologna, Italy are banned, because, you know, nudity is banned on Facebook.
The Telegraph reported:
A symbol of the prosperous northern Italy city, it was chosen by Elisa Barbari, a local writer, to illustrate her Facebook page, called “Stories, curiosities and views of Bologna”.
But the social media giant objected to the image, which shows a naked Neptune – Nettuno in Italian – holding a large trident. “I wanted to promote my page but it seems that for Facebook the statue is a sexually explicit image that shows off too much flesh. Really, Neptune? This is crazy!” Ms Barbari said.
In a statement, Facebook told her: “The use of the image was not approved because it violates Facebook’s guide lines on advertising.
“It presents an image with content that is explicitly sexual and which shows to an excessive degree the body, concentrating unnecessarily on body parts.
“The use of images or video of nude bodies or plunging necklines is not allowed, even if the use is for artistic or educational reasons.”