Monday, April 27, 2015

Should a mom have been banned from Facebook for posting this photo?

When Jill White posted an innocent photo from a beach vacation to Facebook, she never expected to be banned from the social media site.

The photo, a recreation of the famous Coppertone sunscreen ad from 1953 of a dog tugging at young girl’s swimsuit bottoms, showed her daughter’s swimsuit being pulled down by a friend.

“I posted [the photo] on Coppertone’s [Facebook page],” White told WBTV. “We thought it would be cute because of the old Coppertone ad and her tan line looked like that.”

But when a Facebook user reported the photo, it prompted the social media site to give her the option to delete the photo, change her privacy settings, or ignore. White chose to ignore the note from Facebook.

“No way did I think it would fit the criteria of nudity or pornography and if you read the terms of use in settings no where does it state that this would be considered either,” White said. “I despise pornography and anything to do with it. I would never ever post a pornographic photo. I am anti-porn.”

As a result, Facebook banned White for 24 hours. Once she was allowed back on the social network, White re-posted the photo with a smiley-face emoji over her daughter’s bare bottom hoping it would be permitted. On Wednesday, July 2, White happily uploaded the photo with the caption, ”Good NEWS…they will NOT be removing this photo!!!! But if I post the other photo again I will be banned from Facebook.”

Should White have been banned from the social media site for her photo? Take our poll and tell us in the comments!

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Ashleigh Schmitz
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