Facebook has threatened to take action against an Australian jeweller for posting pictures of an exquisite nude porcelain doll posing with her works.
Victoria Buckley, who owns a high-end jewellery store in Sydney, received over the weekend six warnings from Facebook saying the pictures of the doll, which show little more than nipples, constituted “inappropriate content” and breached the site’s terms of service, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday.
The warnings said Facebook would remove the images.
Buckley has long used dolls as inspiration for her pieces and hasn’t had one complaint about the posters of the nudes in her shop window, the report said.
It comes after the social networking site incurred the wrath of mothers all over the world by banning photos of women breastfeeding their children, calling such shots “obscene content”.
Facebook has also come under fire for banning images of a British woman’s mastectomy scars published on the site to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Buckley said Facebook was behaving like “philistines” and blamed the issue on “American puritanism”.
For now, Buckley has censored the images of the dolls on her Facebook fan page but has posted the uncensored versions on a new group dedicated to the doll called “Save Ophelia – exquisite doll censored by Facebook”.
Buckley wants to gauge Facebook’s response to the images being posted on that group before deciding whether to put the uncensored version back on her own fan page.