Friday, February 12, 2016



Facebook removes famous painting of a woman licking an ice cream cone  because it was too 'suggestive'

They must be real horndogs at Facebook



An image of a famous painting has been removed from Facebook after the social media site deemed it to be 'suggestive content'.

The image was posted online by Philadelphia Museum of Art as a part of their International Pop exhibit, which looks at the wide history of pop culture through global artists.

The photo that so offended the Facebook moderators was of Evelyne Axell’s 1964 painting Ice Cream - a painting of a woman with her eyes closed, licking an ice cream cone. The museum were lucky enough to get it on loan from the Collection of Serge Goisse in Belgium.

'We chose this work by Evelyne Axell as one of our keystone marketing images because it speaks to so many themes found throughout pop - consumption, pleasure and seduction,' curator Erica Battle told Metro.us about the exhibition, due to run from February 24 through May 15. 

But after posting the picture, the museum employees managing their social media were shocked to receive a notification from Facebook explaining that Ice Cream was in violation of company guidelines because it contained 'excessive amounts of skin or suggestive content'.

Indeed, the inclusion of the arguably phallic ice cream cone could be called suggestive, but the 'skin' shown in the image consisted only of a face and a hand. 

It was a surprise for the museum, given that they have plenty of works photographed on their page that would fall into that category, but had never before been flagged.

SOURCE 


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stupid knows no bounds !

Bird of Paradise said...

P.C. idiots all the way the wheat germ inhaling health freaks have pea-sized brains

Use the Name, Luke said...

I checked the source link. They do show the picture there. It does seem like the artist intended it to be a double-entendre. There are no visual cues typically associated with only ice cream cones. (Waffle, twirl for soft-serve, bunched up ice cream of scooped) There are other reasons, too, that I really don't want to get into.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes an ice cream cone is just an ice cream cone.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

I love ice cream and hate grapefruits

stinky said...

There go those Greek columns!

And Florida.

Alpha Skua leader of the skuas said...

Never under estimate the stupidity of the Politicly Correct idiots

Flu-Bird Cough cough kkaahack said...

The nutrition freaks were probibly afraid it would cuase kids to want a ice cream cone instead of a banana

Anonymous said...

Facebook is on the way to self destruction with its censorship. It will turn on those who support it because it will have to or become even more hypocritical.

Legs Sparrow said...

anon 743 You mean facebook will self destruct just like all those little recording did in all those episodes of Mission Impossible JUST FIVE SECONDS

Anonymous said...

Once you start censorship the die is cast, "There is do or not do, there is no try".

MDH

Anonymous said...

Lick me, bitches.

Anonymous said...

Facebooks censorship will be its death knell.

Jub Jub Bird said...

Face Book Face Book Hammer & Psycle

Mad Bluebird said...

It never ceases to amaze me of the stupidity of the PC crowd of granola munchinggraoe fuit sucking nutro freaks