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Facebook apologises for removing gay kiss photo

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  1. None of Your Business 19 Apr 2011, 9:59am

    See? The cis gays have power while trans women get used and abused by all, including the cis gays.

    1. A loon with a conspiracy theory, go on…we’re all listening…..

      1. None of Your Business 20 Apr 2011, 5:17pm

        And, as usual, I’m being silenced by them cis homos.

    2. I’d have to dispute “trans women get used and abused by all, including the cis gays”.

      Please be careful with the tar and feathers: your brush is getting it on me. Cis gay male here. NEVER use and abuse trans women, trans men, lesbians, intersex folk… any in the rainbow community. Unless they’re just basic dickheads, in which case I’ll take them up on that and that alone. I am sorry for what you may have experienced yourself, but you must be careful you don’t turn everything into an attack on your sub-community, particularly when it’s an unrelated matter, and especially if that position leads you to making sweeping statements that include people you don’t even know. You recruit none to your cause in acting like that.

      Just saying. :)

  2. Sorry, I must have missed something here – what trans women were abused in this story?

  3. Gay Hosting 19 Apr 2011, 10:20am

    Yeah ´None of your business´… a bit off the wall…you comment? What has it got to do with anything in the article?

    Anyway, back to the subject in hand… Bloody puritanical people who run Facebook… They want to be a little less ´sensitive´ to other peoples photos…. especially photos that merely reflect and depict everyday life!

    Otherwise… I get the feeling that people WILL begin to move on… Facebook is NOT too big to fall…

  4. Christine Beckett 19 Apr 2011, 10:52am

    I suspect the problem is lack of communication within FB.

    The team who “police” such complaints seem to do so in an arbitrary fashion, based less on Facebook’s rules than on their own standards.

    Given that they are making decisions that if wrong can cause real problems to the company’s Image, one would think that FB would tighten up on the people in that team.

    chrissie
    xxx

  5. Well – changed my FB profile piccy back to the usual one now.

  6. Jock S. Trap 19 Apr 2011, 11:51am

    Whats up? Frightened if you take away your LGBT followers you’ll be left with nothing?

    Good, some sense has come from this, though it should never have arisen in the first place.

    1. Are you actually being serious? Facebook has half a billion users, be realistic they wouldn’t even notice if LGBT people didn’t use it.

      1. Jock S. Trap 21 Apr 2011, 4:38pm

        Well so long as you believe that.

  7. It’s a lovely picture.

  8. It’s a copyrighed image, they were correct in removing it. I doubt it was removed for being ‘sexually suggestive” that’ll be the homosexuals usual cry of ‘victim victim’.

    It was abusive yes, as it abuses and breaks someone elses copyright.

    1. Sean,

      The message that the person got from Faceache didn’t mention that it was removed because of copyright. It mentioned that it was removed as it breached guidelines (such as sexually suggestive).

      1. The message that the person says he got and was cut and paste and, who knows, possibly edited didn’t mention copyright.

        I wish us gays could get a bit more question question than victim victim

    2. Homosexual usual cry of “victim victim”? I don’t know which homosexuals you’ve been around but I myself have friends that use “gay” and “queer” alot in a negative way and even a friend that described himself once as “homophobic”, I never said a word. There are alot of us who can tell the difference between an innocent comment and actual discrimination but to remove a photo for being as Facebook said “sexually suggestive” when straight people can post photos of themself kissing all the time, is discrimination.

    3. I wonder if Pink News has cleared copyright with the BBC or whether they are using it illegally also?

      1. the pic itself became the news so as such doesnt need clearance for publication

        1. Bullsh|t. As someone that has had extensive dealings with intellectual copyright, there is no point that an image becomes “public domain”, no matter how many people publish it.

    4. I see we have another troll to contend with. How boring. Sean, have you nothing better to do?

  9. So Sean….a straight couple kissing shouldn’t be removed since itit doesn’t have suggestive content? Can’t you see the double-standard and the bigotry in that?

    1. I’ve had warnings over similar pictures, but I’ve also seen pictures of heterosexuals ‘banging away’ and thats not a problem for FB. I put it down to FB having its European head office in (Roman Catholic) Ireland!

    2. darkmoonman 19 Apr 2011, 5:15pm

      Yet another lame apology from Facebook for yet another instance of their overt homophobia not being well received by their patrons.

  10. Reed Braden 19 Apr 2011, 4:35pm

    Well, that’s what you get for sharing photos over an American website. America praises violence and abhors sex–especially when it goes against the ‘traditional’ procreative sexual ideal those in power hold dear. Does it really surprise you that an American company would so virulently oppose anything that could even remotely be construed as sexual?

  11. A,J,Mainland 19 Apr 2011, 5:12pm

    Cannot believe the hypocrisy in the
    actions of FB. Recently I viewed a so called friend chatting to his friend showing a Youtube video about gays being mentaly sick and his friend commenting back about pathetic poofs, previously his photos had included naked bodies of himself and his friends. none of this seemed to matter to FB, but i promptly unfriended him and he can take his version of friendship
    with him.I thought the creator of FB
    was supposed to be gay in the first place, I hope they dont deal with any Russian men they’ll get a shock, but its how they greet one another and is completeley harmless. Puritanical madness and
    hypocrasy

  12. Martin Lawrence 19 Apr 2011, 5:57pm

    I have to ask this question all the time. Is there a realistic alternative to fb? I mean one that’s not so small that it’s useless.

    1. Spanner1960 25 Apr 2011, 12:52pm

      Er… Nope.

  13. Katie Murphy Ex cath family 19 Apr 2011, 8:51pm

    Teh christians again, who must think that Jesus told us to hate thy neighbor.

    Ignorance is bliss. Hatred is a value

    Of the Jesus freaks.We need a pill for both M and F of their kind.

    That permanently prevents them from reproducing.

  14. Katie Murphy Ex cath family 19 Apr 2011, 8:54pm

    Whats interesting about FC is that the #2 and a good friend of the founder(forgot his name, but did see the movie) is gay and recently married his partner

    Make lots of noise to them and this will get rectified

    And a couple christian will end up where they belong – in the unemployment line.

    where they should be directed to new gainful employment

    Riding those large noisy trucks that come around every week collecting the garbage.

  15. Just Another Gay Activist 21 Apr 2011, 1:52pm

    I have just then deleated my account on facebook from today. Social networking is a 21st century cancer on society that is causing so many new problems!!!!!!

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