Facebook removes Spanish gay kiss

LAST UPDATED: 16 Apr, 2012 @ 09:07
Facebook removes Spanish gay kiss

FACEBOOK has come under fire for deleting a Spanish fan page because it featured an image of two gay men kissing.

The social networking site reportedly removed the ‘offensive’ shot used by the Madrid-based Visible Culture group, for breaching ‘infringed publishing rules’ that ban images of a ‘political, sexual or other delicate’ nature.

Somewhat ironically, the image by renowned snapper Juan Hidalgo was being used to promote its Gay Arts Looks For A Home initiative.

The event, which brings together more than 1,000 works of gay and lesbian art by artists from 30 countries, is aiming to highlight homophobia.

“For Facebook, a kiss between two men must be a delicate question,” said organiser Pablo Peinado. “It has a pre-historic code of ethics.”

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