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Facebook Disables User Account For Posting Gay Kiss Pic

Gay porn star Jesse Jackman posted a photo of himself kissing his husband, fellow porn star Dirk Caber, on Facebook yesterday. The picture garnered a couple thousand likes and a couple hundred comments in less than 24 hours before the social media site sent him a notice saying that he was in violation of their “community standards” and freezing his account.

Jackman said that among the comments were a number of the Christian-based hatred variety, and even a couple of death threats. One of the comments read: “I will pray for these guys, God loves the sinner, hates the sin.”

In an interview with SFist, Jackman said:

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.

A movement with the Twitter hashtag #FacebookKissOff is now well underway, and has gotten a considerable amount of traction.

Jackson’s Facebook page has since been re-activated and the picture is back up, though Facebook has yet to issue a response to the incident.

By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Oct 9, 2013
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  • 20 Comments
    • bledoutcolor
      bledoutcolor

      Okay, who the hell kisses like that? That does NOT look comfortable. In fact it looks like they slammed into each other and broke each others noses o.O

      But yea, prolly has more to do with the fact that theyre pornstars than gay men. Facebook is generally pretty gay friendly right? Not that its ok for them to treat pornstars like this ejther, but id just imagine its anti-porn bias as opposed to anti-gay. The comments from “Christians” should have been the only thing removed. But what can you expect having a public account as opposed to friends only? Maybe im just not familiar with how FB works since i dont use it…can just anyone post on anythingyou say nowadays? O.o

      Oct 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheNewEnergyDude
      TheNewEnergyDude

      Well, I must admit I don’t know who this guy is (Yeah, I know. One gay guy who has no idea about any of these porn stars…really), he does have a point if this is all true. Getting rid of love instead of hate? If that is the case, that’s messed up. As the poster above mentioned, I thought Facebook was pretty gay friendly.

      I hate anti-gay Christians. I truly…HATE them

      Oct 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taurox
      Taurox

      So “straight” people who were looking at a gay porn stars facebook page and pictures were writing nasty comments and death threats? I wonder if they actually thought about that before posting.

      Oct 9, 2013 at 11:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HirsuteOne
      HirsuteOne

      What’s even more ludicrous than this “banning” is the other material that FB allows to stay. Recently a video went viral of a man in Norway, who strips naked, gets erect and then approaches random female strangers with the intent to hug them and cause them to react to his erection. The censored YouTube video is on FB and HAS IT’S OWN PAGE. Of course, in the USA we would consider that sexual assault among other things, but apparently those wacky Norwegians think it’s all good fun. Apparently so does FB.

      http://facebook.com/freddyfairhair

      http://youtu.be/zUbsYwvD2z8

      http://www.buzzfeed.com/katieheaney/naked-guy-with-boner-harasses-women-on-the-street-in-creepy

      Oct 10, 2013 at 1:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      If they allow hetero kissing, then they have to allow this… but I don’t know what goes on on FB. Maybe kissing isn’t allowed (with your shirt off).

      Oct 10, 2013 at 1:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HirsuteOne
      HirsuteOne

      @yaoming:

      Here’s what FB says:

      Nudity and Pornography

      Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo’s David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.

      But despite these rules, they allowed the threats to stand:

      Hate Speech

      Facebook does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech. While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.

      Bullying and Harassment

      Facebook does not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals. Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted friend requests or messages is a form of harassment.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 1:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gaym50ish
      gaym50ish

      Even in the heavily censored 1950s, when married couples on TV sitcoms slept in twin beds, a kiss was just a kiss.

      It didn’t become “pornography,” or even sex, until two guys did it.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 4:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Funny how these stories keep happening, and no matter how many times it is pointed out Zuckerberg and his staff are Anti-Gay Republicans it is ignored.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 4:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar
      Sebizzar

      So glad I don’t use facebook. Can people please do the same, it’s had it’s boring run.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 5:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl
      Carl

      I see this picture as a very sensual kiss. A kiss with great passion and freedom. A kiss that would remain in ones memory. I see it as the two of them had not seen each other in a long while. Very romantic.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 6:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ncman
      ncman

      Do you suppose that the banning may have had something to do with the advertisement for “TitanMen”, the porn site they both work for, in the upper left hand corner of the photo?

      Oct 10, 2013 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red_Dragon_888
      Red_Dragon_888

      Is it no that no one should kiss or just gay men that is the policy?

      Oct 10, 2013 at 9:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      Looks like two WWF wrestlers kissing and making up after their performance.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robromoni
      robromoni

      how do you know that is the reason? you don’t and never will.

      this story is kinda late since his page is already back online.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheMarc
      TheMarc

      Seriously guys?! All this uproar would be validated if they had removed a regular picture of this guy kissing his boyfriend. Of course they removed it. Not only was it a still from a porn scene; but it had the name of the porn company in the picture. We seriously need to learn how to pick our battles.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • akkitch
      akkitch

      @Taurox: So true! Great point!

      Oct 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jfabz
      jfabz

      I guess none of you know about complaint bots. People there at facebook has no time to actually monitor every pages, pictures, videos, useless rants. When enough people flag an image or a page (could be 10 people, could be 1000000) and file a complaint facebook will automatically block, ban, remove said image/page until a human can gets to review it. If the content really is against the TOS they’ll get a lifetime ban/deletion. Since there are hundreds of millions of contents on facebook and just as many useless trolls, the 12 hour ban seems reasonable. Go look at this guy’s page now it’s probably back on.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • royster
      royster

      JFABZ thanks for explaining that. i didn’t know about bots but it makes sense on FB…often i get “recommendations for new Friends” on the site as i have over 3000 already. When i follow up on some of them, despite having mutual Friends in common (which is probably where the algorithm–sp?–got the “recommendation” to begin with) if those asked to Friend me aren’t careful and answer “yes” when asked if they know me “away from Facebook”, then sometimes i get a ban on sending Friending requests. Yep, it’s their policies at cross-purposes, but the result is that of the programming, not of individual judgement calls. Facebook employs so many different programmers as well as bots that sometimes the HTML coding conflicts. That being said, i’d agree that the picture is not really that borderline; the whole “TitanMen” logo tangent is comparable to an R (or even PG) rated movie still of extreme violence or romance that might have the film’s logo or website on it…would THAT be banned? It’s not like the porn company’s moniker is “Sodomy & Rough Sex”. If the boyfriends also perform together in porn is irrelevant; the content of the photo itself, unless they show genitals, is not pornographic unless the viewer has internalized aversion to same-sex coupling.

      Oct 11, 2013 at 8:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredhotman
      fredhotman

      Facebook has strict rules hate messages are permitted. The stronger the hate rhetoric the more welcome. But..shows of affection well must be removed it might contaminate the reader. We can’t have this. No, no… Arbiters of public morality ?????

      Oct 11, 2013 at 8:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick
      Nick

      IF IT HAD OF BEEN A SHOT OF A DUDE SHOOTING ANOTHER DUDE WITH AN ak40, ( OR WHATEVER THE FUCK IT MAY BE), OR, KNIFING ANOTHER DUDE OR DUDETTE TO DEATH, THE SITE WOULD HAVE DEEMED THAT BEHAVIOR TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE, I’M SURE ! WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THIS ?? GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF UR ASSES, REMEMBER THE OLD, ” MAKE LOVE NOT WAR” ! THAT IS WHY THEN PEOPLE THIS WORLD IS SO FUCKED, AND, I AM NOT REFERRING TO ANYTHING GAY IN ANYWAY HERE ! NEVER KNEW “SAME SEX” TONSIL HOCKEY CARRIED A SENTENCE PUNISHABLE BY THE POWERS THAT BE. WHY NOT AT LEAST GIVE THESE 2 GUYS LIFE IN PRISON, OR, FUCK, GO FOR THE ELECTRIC CHAIR. AFTER ALL, THEY ARE INFLICTING HURT ON SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE LIKE SO MANY OTHERS IN SO MANY PLACES IN THE WORLD !
      AND YES THE CAPS INDICATE I’M SHOUTING AS SHIT LIKE THIS ANGERS ME !!!

      Oct 11, 2013 at 8:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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