Facebook ban Nirvana's "Nevermind" album artwork

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nirvana_nevermind_album_cover.jpgFacebook have banned Nirvana’s album artwork for their seminal “Nevermind” album from the social networking site.

According to the site, the picture was removed as it was found in violation of Facebook’s terms of use.

In particular, the album cover violated the rule that states: “Facebook does not allow photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use, violence or other violations of the Terms of Use.”

The album artwork was posted on the official Nirvana page as part of preparations for a new 20th Anniversary Deluxe reissue of the classic grunge record.

Hmm…not sure censoring one of the most iconic pieces of album artwork ever produced is going to do much for Facebook’s street-cred. Whatever their concerns surrounding nude children, this seems more than a little rash. Has not the “Nevermind” baby’s nude pose now fallen into the same artistic space as “David” by Michelangelo in the collective cultural mindset of the masses?

Kurt Cobain would be rolling in his grave.

UPADTE: Facebook have seen sense, and the album cover is now…ahem… in bloom on the Nirvana Facebook page.

Gerald Lynch

16 comments

  • A naked baby gets banned – but thousands of pictures of women being battered accompanied by clearly abusive and hateful text get to stay.
    Facebook is – incomprehensible.

  • A naked baby gets banned – but thousands of pictures of women being battered accompanied by clearly abusive and hateful text get to stay. Facebook is – incomprehensible.

  • Absolute crap.does that mean i have to hide the cd covers from my kids also.But they can get porn mags from the supermarket?There is nothing wrong with this cover.WTF/??????

  • Absolute crap.does that mean i have to hide the cd covers from my kids also.But they can get porn mags from the supermarket?There is nothing wrong with this cover.WTF/??????

  • What about millions of facebook users that post millions of pictures of their naked babies in the beach, in the bath, and wherever, making that a pedophile bait that facebook doesn’t give two shits about?
    Facebook is getting more stupid every single day that passes, just like youtube, all they want is profit, then they wonder why people are fleeing to google+ and other video hosting websites…

  • What about millions of facebook users that post millions of pictures of their naked babies in the beach, in the bath, and wherever, making that a pedophile bait that facebook doesn't give two shits about?Facebook is getting more stupid every single day that passes, just like youtube, all they want is profit, then they wonder why people are fleeing to google+ and other video hosting websites…

  • im one of the pixels on the new album anyone know where i can get a picture of the spot where i am as i was picked from the fan club to be on it

  • im one of the pixels on the new album anyone know where i can get a picture of the spot where i am as i was picked from the fan club to be on it

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