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The photos that got “Greeks Come True” banned from Instagram

Greeks really do come true. It could happen to you. But not on Instagram.

The Greeks Come True calendar sizzles (or rather, sizzled) up the entire year with their Instagram account, which featured exceedingly photogenic Greek men posing in all manner of lustful suggestion.

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While the calendar itself does show more than is allowed under Instagram’s guidelines, to our knowledge they have no blanket ‘lustful suggestion’ ban at large.

And so the account’s owners were awfully surprised when the photo-sharing app deleted their account.

The group behind the calendar put out this statement:

“We have always strived to promote a healthy, archetypal image of male beauty, one that echoes our cultural heritage as Greeks while in addition challenges the norms imposed by mainstream media.”

Meanwhile, Instagram’s nudity policy bans “photos, videos and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks” as well as “some photos of female nipples.” That last part really is quite rude.

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Greeks Come True says it carefully selected its Instagram photos to stay above board with the policy.

Facebook, however, the parent company of Instagram, still displays the group’s images, which are available for your viewing pleasure.

If you’d like to pick one up for yourself, head here.