The Facebook Breast Police are at it again
Facebook has been in the news quite a bit lately, whether their dealing with status hoaxes, making annoying changes and even fudging around with voters rights; what we have here is a very busy social media platform.
It’s understandable their staff of over 2000 might have been too tired to notice or tell the difference between an elbow and a boob, but in all fairness, we are guessing only a fraction of those employed actually oversee the ‘Facebook Breast Police department’. And for the namesake of male geeks everywhere fighting a stereotype, they are hoping perhaps the department might have just only had their fill.
The Web magazine, Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things, posted an image to its Facebook page. In the photo, (see image below) a woman is sitting in the bath looking rather relaxed, with the tiny hint of a smirk on her face. Maybe she is desperately trying to hold onto giggles as she shamelessly mocks the boob department at Facebook – more than likely this is true. But, as you can see, the image shouldn’t have really caused much of a stir. We are only to assume she is completely naked in the photo, and nothing more.
But, because her ‘reddish elbows’ were placed in such a position, it must (and, again we are assuming here) of caused an optical illusion of sorts, which proved too much for the breast police intelligence. Not only that, but looking at the photo clearly, even if it had been a breast, the position of them might have gotten the young lady loads of sympathy.
Facebook is no stranger to quickly banning the breast – not too long ago; they found an offense display of flesh in cartoon fashion, which was quickly removed because of its heinous nature. In response, the Magazine ‘Deep Understanding’ posted an amended image on its page and added a statement:
“No questions were asked and the post is down. Imagine our surprise.”
However, after some bad press and questions asked, Facebook sent an apology to the admin and allowed the image.
Happily ever after? Not really.
What concerns me is not so much breasts posted on personal profile pages or even the celebrity underwear faux pas; but how in the 21st century, a cartoon breast can be ripped from the Internet and deemed inappropriate, while pages that promote raping women or exploitation in general, takes thousands of signatures on a petition, and over two months to be removed…just say’n.
What do you think of the Breast Police on Facebook? Too much coffee maybe and a little bit of cuckoo? Share with us in the comments below.