Posted: Mon, July 7 2014 at 12:03 PM, Updated: Tue, July 8 2014 at 10:49 AM
Hickory, N.C. -- (KGW) Do you remember that old famous Coppertone ad from the 50s, where the little girl's bathing suit was being pulled down by a dog? Would you call that pornographic? Apparently, Facebook would.
A mom in North Carolina could face a lifetime ban from the social media site, after trying to recreate the photo with her own daughter.
Jill White is a photographer, and she took a photo of her two-year-old daughter and her friend, with the friend pulling down the other girl's bathing suit bottoms, exposing the 2-year-old's bottom. The mom posted it on the Coppertone Facebook page. She told WBTV in North Carolina that she thought the picture was cute.
But someone disagreed, and reported the picture to Facebook.
White had the choice or changing the privacy settings on her account, or taking down the photo. But instead, since she disagreed that it "fit the criteria of nudity or pornography," she ignored Facebook's requests.
White told The Today Show that she still thinks the reaction to the photo was blown out of proportion.
"If Facebook can ban an innocent childhood picture, I would love for them to take a look at everything else on their page that comes through my feeds daily," she said.
For its part, Facebook defended the guidelines it has in place.
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