On Facebook, an image of Kim Kardashian covered in nothing but body paint raises no censorship flags. Neither does a Victoria’s Secret model posing in lingerie. But a plus-sized model in a bikini? Stop everything, because that’s apparently too offensive for public consumption. The social media network was forced to apologize recently after rejecting an ad that featured plus-sized model Tess Holliday, claiming the image depicted a body that was “undesirable” and thus violated its ad standards. Excuse me? The ad in question, which showed Holliday smiling in a bikini, was submitted by an Australian group called Cherchez la Femme to promote an event titled Feminism and Fat, organized to promote body positivity. The group was so surprised its ad was rejected, it appealed the decision. Rather than back down, however, Facebook defended its rejection, in a message Cherchez then posted to its event page: “Ads may not depict a state of health or body weight as being perfect or extremely undesirable,” Facebook wrote. “Ads like these are not allowed since they make viewers feel bad about themselves. Instead, we recommend using an image of a relevant activity, such as running or riding a bike.” Of course, this is all completely ironic since the image was being used to promote healthy body image and acceptance—a fact… Read full this story
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