Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  DISLIKE

Facebook Ads Rejected This Lesbian Kiss – User Error Or Gay Discrimination?

Oh Facebook. First you censor a photo of two men kissing and now you’ve rejected an ad showing two women with their tongues touching. Meanwhile, profile pics of dongs visible through underwear—still totally OK.

The picture in question comes from the Greek film Attenberg (trailer NSFW). And though it’s ridiculously easy to get Facebook to ban any content users find offensive, in this case the image remains on the film’s Facebook profile. Jezebel’s Margaret Hartmann wonders whether the film’s promoters simply posted the image incorrectly, got Facebook to reject it, and is now milking free publicity over the resulting “scandal.” Or is Facebook just continuing its bad habit of banning gay images and then apologizing for the “error” later?

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           May 9, 2011
Tagged: , , , , ,

  • 10 Comments
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      “Upon investigation, we concluded the advertisement does not violate our guidelines and was removed in error. The ad is now running and we apologize for the inconvenience.” — Facebook Communications

      May 9, 2011 at 8:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I’m sorry but normal people – gay, straight or bi – do not kiss like that. This is just fetishistic tongue touching of the grossest order. I certainly don’t want people who kiss like this connected to the gay rights cause.

      May 9, 2011 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      What the gay rights cause really really, I mean really needs is legions of Jasons, marching in lockstep down Penisylvania Avenue demanding that all queers be regimented and identically labeled “approved”/”rejected”

      May 9, 2011 at 10:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      It looks like that thing birds do when they regurgitate food for their young’uns.
      Eeeeew!

      May 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • missanthrope
      missanthrope

      @jason:

      For christ’s sake it’s a funny photo .Do you ever stop with your weird prudity Jason?

      May 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      missanthrope,

      Get used to it. I and my peers represent the new vanguard of the gay community. We are the true keepers of the flame.

      We don’t want sleazy straight guys or their bisexual female enablers involved with the GLBT cause. They can buzz off. We will take our criticism right up to women who align their sexual behavior with the fantasies of perverted straight males.

      May 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • missanthrope
      missanthrope [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @jason:

      Well, for your sake I hope you’re an effective vanguard all by youself, the only person I’ve seen here with your retrograde politics and hatred for bisexual women here is you. I can’t imagine that your judgmental rants and misogynistic behavior can relly go over well in a community that has always valued openness, self-expression, and freedom.

      May 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      What the gay rights cause really really, I mean really needs is legions of Jasons, marching in lockstep down Pennsylvania Avenue demanding that all queers be regimented and verified as identical, then labeled “approved”/”rejected”.

      May 10, 2011 at 4:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lorelai
      Lorelai

      @jason: You don’t want bisexual females involved in the GLBT cause?….You do know what the ‘B’ stands for right? Or do you think it refers only to bisexual males? Also I’m confused about you’re other comment. Do you think that this image aligns with straight male fantasies? Because I’m pretty sure this isn’t what they are imagining. Despite my dislike of your general prejudice and intolerance, I kind of stand with you here. People do not kiss like this. Perhaps the context of the add would help us to understand the awkwardness.

      Jul 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chee Soon Juan
      Chee Soon Juan

      We are finance loan firm we give out loan to all categories of persons and corporate establishments like Schools, Business establishment, other financial at are your Financial needs We offer all types of Loan (Business, Personal,Consolidation, Car, Investment, etc) @ 3% annual rate. Do you need a loan and have been turned down by your bank due to bad credit? Do you have unpaid bills or in debt? Do you have dreams of setting up a business? Contact us for a loan today and put a stop to all your financial barriers.We are fast and reliable and honesty is our watch word.If you desire a loan for any purpose, Contact us via this email address: cheecoonluanloan@yahoo.com

      Aug 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    !-- Sailthru Horizon -->
    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.