Thursday, January 05, 2017




What a lot of Bologna! Facebook 'censors' nude statue of sea god Neptune, the well-known Renaissance symbol of northern Italian city

A virile, muscled statue of the sea god Neptune has fallen foul of Facebook’s prudish policies on nudity after an Italian art historian was told to remove it from her web page.

The sixteenth century Renaissance statue dominates Piazza del Nettuno, a grand square in the heart of Bologna.

A symbol of the prosperous northern Italy city, it was chosen by Elisa Barbari, a local writer, to illustrate her Facebook page, called “Stories, curiosities and views of Bologna”.

But the social media giant objected to the image, which shows a naked Neptune – Nettuno in Italian – holding a large trident. “I wanted to promote my page but it seems that for Facebook the statue is a sexually explicit image that shows off too much flesh. Really, Neptune? This is crazy!” Ms Barbari said.

She said she was “indignant and irritated”, and asked “How can a work of art, our very own statue of Neptune, be the object of censorship?”

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9 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

A pagan symbol of a pagan religion the same that the eco-wackos worship during their rediculous Earthday Celebrations

Anonymous said...

More Politically Correct nonsense!

Anonymous said...

This is actually quite humorous and demonstrates the futility now existing for censorship in the public sphere. Some think XXX porn is acceptable and the opposite will not allow a woman's full face visible so you will not get true consensus. The real problem is governments trying to control internet content a place where they have no real right to be.


MDH

stinky said...


Italy is changing; such statues are now haram.

Anonymous said...

simple - cover all statues in a burka!

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

To a liberal flushing a koran is a hate crime but showing a picture of christ submurged in urine is art

Anonymous said...

Another example of right wing morality fucking up everything.

Darzee the Tailorbird said...

Anon 6:22 A example of a pea sized brain a common problem amoung liberal pinheads

Anonymous said...

Darzee, go FUCK yourself you sniveling little turd.