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New Yorker cartoon banned on Facebook

The New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff responds to a cartoon by Mick Stevens that was banned on Facebook because it depicted a naked Adam and Eve.

The New Yorker has a Facebook page, which a lot of you like, or maybe it’s just one person with a lot of time on their hands, liking the page over and over again. But in any case, it’s a whole lotta like. We like that.

What we don’t like is that we got temporarily banned from Facebook for violating their community standards on “Nudity and Sex,” by posting this Mick Stevens cartoon:

Mick Stevens cartoon

Facebook’s policy specifically bans “female nipple bulges” but also says “male nipples are ok.”

Community Comments

#1 Milt Priggee
September/19/2012
@ 12:36 pm

All historical precedents show that the ability to censor and enforce orthodoxy is a delight that knows no limits.
– Isaac Asimov

#2 Joe Engesser
September/19/2012
@ 7:36 pm

Bob, I heard 47% of the country is in favor of F.N.B.! Way to break it down…I’ll never be able to look at Charlie Brown’s eyes the same way again.

#3 birdie Birdashaw
September/20/2012
@ 1:57 am

The New Yorker wrote a funny piece about this, showing the difference between the nipples and even a mock-touch up of the comic where both characters are fully clothed and the joke no longer happens.

#4 dan reynolds
November/29/2012
@ 10:12 pm

I guess he was supposed to cross the “t’s” instead of dotting them.

#5 Donald Rex Jr.
November/30/2012
@ 12:33 am

I don’t get it?

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