Here we go again.
Back in February of this year, GuySpy ran a story of an image of war veteran and amputee Alex Minsky that was blocked from Facebook. The photographer, Michael Stokes, was banned from Facebook for three days. The photo eventually resurfaced, with no apologies, after it had been removed from approximately 4,000 people’s pages who posted it in a sign of solidarity. Read the story here.
And here’s the image.
The more things change…
This week Stokes was banned for thirty days for posting the below photo of Alex Minsky.
Oddly familiar, no? If you’re siding with Facebook on this one, well bless your heart. However, a quick 30 second perusal of the social network’s pages found these two female images that would seem to be a tad more sexual in nature than the above Minsky pic. You can find plenty more yourself if you look up sites like Girls With Big Tits.
And how about this one?
The photographer must have spent hours getting the light just right to capture this Botticelli-esque image.
Seriously, Facebook’s nudity “rules” and Facebook’s endless blocking of photographers of the male form, of people who post photos of the male form, and of the removal of sensual photos of the male form, is ludicrous and homophobic and absurd.
We’ve sent an email to Facebook asking why the Michael Stokes photo of Alex Minsky was removed, and have sent them the above images to show what we perceive as a double standard. We’ll let you know if and when we get an answer.
Oh, before you go, be warned: The below photo was also removed, and the post-er, Linda Patricia, has also been banned from Facebook for thirty days. (The picture is in an ad for Rufskin.) Patricia should have played it safe and posted more breasts. Cause everyone knows that tits are for kids.