Mom banned from Facebook over “Coppertone picture”
Edited photo that Jill White posted on her Facebook page after she was temporarily banned for the uncensored version. (Credit: Jill White Photography)
A North Carolina mother and photographer was temporarily banned from Facebook after she posted a photo of her young daughter’s exposed buttocks in what she claims was an innocent recreation of the famous “Coppertone girl” pose from 1953.
Jill White, a professional photographer from Hickory, N.C., said Facebook removed a photo of her daughter and temporarily banned her from the site after she posted a picture of her 2-year-old’s bathing suit bottom being pulled down by her friend at the beach.
The photograph, White said, was intended to recreate the original 1953 Coppertone ad showing a young girl’s bathing suit being pulled down by a small dog, exposing her backside and showing her tan line. White had posted the photo to Coppertone’s official Facebook page on June 30.
Facebook, however, flagged the photo three hours later and claimed it violated the social media site’s standard on “nudity and pornography.”
“I was completely shocked and outraged,” White, a mother of six, told FoxNews.com. “Nowhere did I see anything pornographic about this photo. There is nothing sexual about it. It’s sweet.”
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