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Facebook removes image of Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue because of nudity

 

Copenhagen’s popular tourist attraction is the world-famous bronze Little Mermaid statue.

A nude woman sits on a rock based on the fairytale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

When Danish politican Mette Gjerskov uploaded an image of the 102 year old statue on Facebook she was told it had “too much bare skin or sexual undertones”.

 

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Posted by Mette Gjerskov on Sunday, 3 January 2016

 

Writing on her page after the post was removed, Gjerskov said: “More than a little comical. The Little Mermaid is simply too undressed for Facebook. I can’t post my blog because TV2 has chosen the picture of the mermaid.”

 

In Facebook’s guidelines, it says the social network removes photographs displaying genitals or “focusing in on fully exposed buttocks,” claiming it restricts nuditybecause “some audiences within [Facebook’s] global community may be sensitive to this type of content.”

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