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.
Time to go away from Instagram, Facebook and Google (in China). Censorship is dangerous. Even paintings by Rubens et al from Belgian museums are banned by Facebook.
True, and what is one person’s art is another’s porn.
True. Facebook is down for me. I’m slowly limiting my use of Google in favor of Duck Duck Go (or even Bing, though it’s probably no better). Instagram will take some work.
Indeed. 1A rights includes expression that people dislike, like NAZI images, violent images, hateful images, etc. They are protected if they don’t incite direct violence against specific persons.
Not sure this is true as I believe Gus Kenworthy as posted pics of his bare behind and it’s still up there.
Ultimately, I wish we had the ability to determine the age of a potential viewer without asking him/her for the information. Perhaps an identity chip implanted into each live birth that includes all pertinent information, a chip that can’t be removed without the death of the implantee, but that can be scanned from a reasonable distance to prevent the chipee from being admitted to venues he’s/she’s banned from because of age or some other condition. I’m sorry friends, this sounds like 1984, or some other God awful future that no one would want to inhabit, but how else do we do it? I want to protect them, and I want to protect us… RobtheElder … But I still want to see the semi naked Greeks.
I wanted one of those calendars. Where do I get one?
De Villa Reale
facebook & tweeter censor , anything bad everyday, about republicans and trump, here in U.S.
I am really disappointed of Instagram. I was always sure that it is one of the great and biggest site (app) and it is free with millions of members. But it is very strange negative to LGBTQ. It shuld not be connected with nickname, i hope. You can choose any nickname you want. But maybe it is connected with the profile link? But i am not sure that anybody click this link. I really link to swipe insta stoies tonight
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