August 10, 2018

“Abstract boobs” in Montreal Museum of Fine Art’s Picasso ad rejected by Facebook censors

David MenziesMission Specialist

Facebook recently rejected an ad from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a Picasso exhibit because it violated their “anti-nudity policy.”

According to the National Post, museum spokeswoman Pascale Chasse says the advertisement was blocked because it showed Picasso’s painting entitled “Femmes a la toilette,” which features two nude women.

The phrase “two nude women” may conjure up an image of a Hustler magazine centrefold, but the abstract boobs in question were rendered in the cubism style, and Facebook’s censorship received well-deserved international mockery.

Facebook did an about-face and the museum’s original ad is back online, with a promise to review their policies regarding fine art.

But if this is what can happen to iconic paintings as Facebook and other social media giants get increasingly more censor-happy, how can we expect them to get it right regarding anything else?

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commented 2018-08-11 00:35:19 -0400
They FacePlant – sure didn’t mind flashing Stormy Daneil’s “jugs” – sure they are awesome – but so is FacePlant’s censoring lunatics! – pretty much mommy’s basement dwellers who never get out of their underwear!
commented 2018-08-10 18:33:00 -0400
No..! Let them die a quick death.!!!!!
commented 2018-08-10 17:45:20 -0400
Good, let FB die a slow death.
commented 2018-08-10 14:07:28 -0400
Facebook hired on a bunch of SJW stooges from organizations like the southern poverty law communists to police their sites for wrong-think. They’re now working to make Facebook more & more sharia compliant. BTW – I used to know a gal who had abstract boobs but she got them fixed.
commented 2018-08-10 12:54:43 -0400
The Facebook censors are the real boobs!
commented 2018-08-10 12:42:10 -0400
LIZA ROSIE said regarding the above story and social media, “They all need to be put on a leash”.
I think putting them on a leash is meaningless, what I believe should happen is for most of them to go obsolete, out of business, reboot and start all over again.
Too much money and power involved at this time.
commented 2018-08-10 12:29:54 -0400
I sure hope that was just a stupid mistake. Hey Zuck go back to the drawing board with your infantile computer generated censer police. I hate these omnipotent social media monopolies. They all need to be put on a leash.