Today’s Update: 1/19
This is a goodie. Last year renown photographer Tom Bianchi released a photo book of Fire Island Polaroids, an amazing collection of actual restored photos taken from 1975 to 1983. Not only was it a gorgeous sentimental look back, it was a reminder of AIDS and all that we’ve lost. I did a feature on Tom for GuySpy on his remarkable book, as did countless other writers. A few days ago, GuySpy’s very own Jorge Gallegos posted one of the pictures on Facebook and was promptly banned for thirty days. Obviously, if you look at the revolting photo, below, you can see why…
Well I never! is that man’s underwear see-through? is that hose phallic? Is that an amazing reproduced artistic photo of a long-lost period of time that should be preserved for future generations? You know, kind of like this Facebook-approved photo, below.
Now THIS should be saved for posterity. And come to think of it, it kind of looks like it was shot with a Polaroid too.
No word from Facebook yet, so please keep sending me your banned photos.
Today’s Update: 1/7
Brand New Year, Brand New Bans. This one comes from GuySpy’s former Man of the Month Brent Ray Fraser, who shared a plethora of photos that Facebook banned him for posting. Six photos, six bans, to be exact. First a three day ban, then a week ban, and then, as he says, “the months kicked in.”
Let’s look at Mr. Fraser’s “artistic” photos, shall we…
Tee-hee. Okay, it’s a bit raunchy, but what I’m thinking is, “How come I couldn’t get booked on that flight?”
Here we have Brent re-creating Madonna’s “Future Lovers/I Feel Love” concert opener with a bit of “Girl Gone Wild” thrown in. I’m only surprised Lady Gaga didn’t do it. But banned?
We know Brent has hair in BOTH places, but as for banning? Ho-hum.
I love the naked statue in the garden… oh, wait, that’s Brent. He looks nippy not pornographic.
I call this one Star F*** cause we don’t see more. Oh, but Facebook thinks we see way too much. Next…
Truly amazing. Brent is wrestling with himself. Lucky dog. But not so lucky in regarding bans. Ah, Brent, you gotta post more stuff like this, below. It’s funny and wholesome and oh so cute.
I know, right? Hysterical. Especially as the tagline reads “You’re not gonna get away from me, bitch.” Go show it to the kids after you’re finished reporting Brent. Oh, and as usual, let’s leave with another wholesome Facebook image. Just to start the New Year on the right note.
No word from Facebook, so keep sending me those banned photos.
And if you want to see more of Brent, hit him up at www.BrentRayFraser.com. (Just keep it hush, hush.)
Today’s Update: 12/30
Almost time for the new year, which means it’s time for some more Facebook selfie love, and hate. Aaron Heier sent me this banned photo of himself, which landed him in “Facebook jail” for 72 hours. Next to the pic he posted the hashtag #toiletselfie. Sigh, he really is one sick SOB. Be prepared: You may need to run to the john after witnessing this vulgarity…
Thank goodness that got flushed down the site’s tubes! Just to bring you back to new year love, let’s end with another amateur and Facebook-acceptable photo, this one tasteful, subtle, and certainly something for the kiddies.
Unlike Aaron’s tasteless shot, this one truly deserves the Thumbs Up, especially as the caption next to it read, “Share if you want to fuck her!” The Facebook police are really taking care of their community, aren’t they?
No word from HQ, so keep sending me your banned photos.
Today’s Update: 12/28
Holiday season is upon us, so maybe that’s why the Facebook peeps were feeling extra sensitive. Once again, Michael Stokes was banned for 30 days after someone reported this photo, below.
Holy Homo No-No! Religious imagery is a touchy subject, so if you think this photo truly needed to result in another 30-day suspension for Stokes, God bless your soul. However, before you hit the nail on the head, check out this lovely photo, below, that Facebook finds completely acceptable.
I think this photo just screams family and acceptance and tolerance and joy to the world, don’t you?
Before we say goodbye again, here’s another photo that, as you can see, was reported, and was found perfectly acceptable. Yep, it measures up!
No word from Facebook yet, so send me those banned photos.
Today’s Update: 12/21/13
It’s been slow with the holidays and all, but my friend Linda Patricia just sent me this banned photo, courtesy of Diane Andrea. Ms. Andrea got banned from Facebook for three days after posting this glaringly offensive male body shot.
I know, right. And it’s Christmas, people!
But wait, to counter this repugnant piece of porn, Michael Stokes sent me a different kind of body shot, one that he reported to Facebook headquarters. They wrote back that it meets their community standards. And, obviously, you can see why it’s so different from the above, disgusting image…
Now THAT is the kind of headless sexy butt in your face artistic imagery that I want to show to the kiddies. Right after their gingerbread cookies and milk.
Oh, and no word from Facebook, people, so keep sending me your photos.
Today’s Update: 12/11/13
Once again, we have a couple in today’s Living Blog update. You might have seen these guys before, as they are the husband comedy team Dick and Duane. But have you ever seen them in a photo THIS scandalous?
Hey, hey, hey: I only report the news, I don’t block it like Facebook does. Dick told me that, not only was this photo removed, but their individual profile pages taken down as well. They had to plead to get them reinstated. If you’re aghast at seeing these two buffed men in jockstraps, well, I can’t blame you, as it is rather risqué for us decent American folk.
So to make you feel a bit more patriotic before we say goodbye, I thought I’d post a pic of a woman that Facebook thinks embodies the good old fashioned U.S. Of A. No one at Facebook Headquarters has any trouble with this lady’s obvious social media skills.
No word from Facebook yet. Keep sending me those banned photos…
Today’s Update: 12/8/13
This update concentrates on love. The love of two men. Many comments on this blog have said that the double standard Facebook has in regards to the photos of men and women is not homophobic, but rather, sexist.
There’s truth in that – men are not to be objectified; women are. And our society is uncomfortable with semi-naked men. However, let’s look at today’s blocked photo, a shot of Jesse Jackman and his husband, Dirk Caber.
Disgusting, right? I mean, they’re kissing. And they’re men. And they’re hugging. And they’re men. And they’re wearing clothes. And they’re men. And they’re married. Is the blocking of this photo sexist?
Now that you’ve witnessed that abomination of Satan, let’s end with something all-American-wholesome and Facebook-friendly.
She just SCREAMS All-American values to me…
Keep sending me those banned photos…
Today’s Update: 12/4/13
Here’s a trio of pics of Andrew Christian model Colby Melvin that were all blocked from Facebook.
Here are the three photos of Colby that were removed:
Now this one…
OMG, BUM RUSH!
And this one…
This last one is quite, ahem, impressive, and I’d be kidding if I said I didn’t think it was about one big oral sensation. But should it be banned? Before you answer, take a look at this image, below, that Facebook approves of.
Speaking of one big oral sensation….
Colby added that he was locked out of Facebook for 24 hours because of his above photos. He, too, read the Community Standards, and he, too, is unclear as to what is considered acceptable.
So what do you think, people? Is Facebook being fair, or is there a double standard? No word from their people yet, so please keep sending me your banned photos.
Yep, we found another banned photo, this one by esteemed photographer Rick Day: that would be the photo on the left.
Please share this, tweet this, and send me your banned photos (and images of women that have not been banned).
And no word from anyone at Facebook yet.
After Michael Stokes was banned on Facebook for posting a photo of Alex Minsky, the messages of support were amazing – minus the Social Network people, who’ve yet to respond to my email.
Together, Stokes and I decided on a new project: An ongoing blog comparing photos that have been banned (often including a Facebook suspension for the post-ers) next to images that Facebook has no issues with.
If you have any photos of men that have been removed from Facebook, or if you have any sexual images of women that you’ve noticed have never been removed, please send me an email at David@GuySpy.com.
No, we don’t want a revolution: We’re just tired of homophobia and double standards.
We all use Facebook: Let’s make it an equal opportunity site.
Here’s today’s double image.
Whatcha think? Is the left image deserving of removal? And the right image just dandy?
Send us your feedback, or email me at David@GuySpy.com.
And we are already updating. This morning, the photo on the left was blocked from Facebook.
Do we have a problem?