Tuesday, January 14, 2014




Must not look slim

A WOMAN who slimmed down to half her size has had her fully-clothed weight loss photo pulled down by Facebook because it promoted "adult content".  Marilyn McKenna, wife of former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, posted the image of her fitting both her legs inside one leg of her old "fat pants" but was told to remove the picture because it was promoting "idealised physical appearances". 

A representative from Facebook emailed her to explain why her "ad" was taken down.  "The image used here is of a woman standing in a large pair of pants holding the waist band out to show weight loss. The images are considered to be promoting idealised physical appearances and are policy violating," the spokeswoman wrote. 

"It is also worth noting that things like before and after photos, images with scales, tape measures, zoomed in body parts are also considered to be promoting idealised physical images and are not allowed." 

She was then told that she was promoting "adult content".

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Facebook will fall once more alternatives start to gain popularity. Already apparently teenagers and young adults think Facebook is for old people. With their internet reign faltering, Facebook can ill afford to hasten their own demise by being fascist political hacks.

Anonymous said...

I have always thought that Facebook was for kids "showing off".

stinky said...


The Facebook founders have already made their money and squirreled it away. It's a vanity project now.

stinky said...


Also, I note that this stretch of reasoning was directed against the wife of a prominent Republican, so in all likelihood this was just progressives acting out their narcissism again.

Anonymous said...

A woman at a healthy weight is an 'idealised physical appearance'? Huh.

Gorga Naibaho said...

What a gaffe by Facebook. No wonder they have been steadily becoming irrelevant amongst users.

TheOldMan said...

I suspect that the loudest complainers are the ones who could not fit into those pants.