Was This Photo Too Hot For Facebook?
Facebook caused a stir this week after removing a photo of gay porn star Jesse Jackman kissing his husband Dirk Caber.
As you can see, the photo captures the men from their shoulders up. Nothing too racy about that, right?
Facebook initially claimed in a message to Jackman that his photo "violated community standards" before temporarily freezing his account.
We assume those complaining about these supposed community standards were also the ones sending Jackman hate mail; he writes:
I received multiple public death threats after posting this photo, endured countless homophobic slurs, and received dozens upon dozens of hate-filled messages, and yet Facebook did nothing about those disgusting comments, choosing to censor love instead of hate… This is a travesty. Hate must not be allowed to prevail in this world.
Following Jackman's complaints (and subsequent internet uproar) his profile was reactivated and the picture is back up. For its part, Facebook hasn't issued a comment.
Not everyone's pleased though, as evidenced by the #FacebookKissOff hashtag that's making the rounds on Twitter.
Does Facebook owe Jackman an apology??