I’m currently sitting-out a 24 hour Facebook ban for allegedly posting a ‘sexually explicit image’ (above). Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see any genitals, or fully exposed buttocks or breasts? And there certainly isn’t any verbal descriptions of sexual acts? Sexual activity? Not with an ice lolly. No.
All of the images in this article have been reported at one time through my Facebook page, some were removed, like the one above, others weren’t. I think the closest to falling outside the FB ‘guidelines’ is the last image here. I see a lot of images on FB that fall well outside the guidelines and haven’t been removed. I’m not saying the image isn’t offensive, that’s not the point here, there’s plenty of photographs on Facebook that I find offensive, but they don’t get deleted. The issue here is that the photo has been removed for none of the stated reasons.
I know a lot of people will think, ‘It’s not important…so what, it’s only Facebook’. But I think it is important, it’s a form of censorship on a public forum, and I for one think that any kind of gratuitous or unnecessary censorship is a bad thing.
So, I really want to know what’s so offensive? Please feel free to comment, honestly, in the comments section. Positive or negative, no remark or opinion will be deleted. You can also comment on my page – Phil Kneen Photography, if you so wish to.
***Any model I use for anything even remotely semi-naked or naked is a fully consenting over 21 year-old***