Facebook made quite a faux pas. The social media site suspended the account of Sacramento mom Kristy Kemp for posting several photos of bare breasted women. But the thing was, these women were breastfeeding their babies and the Facebook page in question is a support destination called “Breastfeeding Mama Talk.” Yeah, that’s not very cool, but nothing new.
“I was shocked!” Kemp told Fox40. “I’m trying to do good for mothers and I’m getting kicked off for posting pictures of the most beautiful act a mother can do her for kid. It’s not right.”
There have been issues with breastfeeding photos being posted on Facebook for years and the social media giant received a flood of criticism and even protests over not allowing photos of mothers nursing on personal pages. But after the media storm, Facebook listened and crafted a specific policy for breastfeeding saying:
“Yes. We agree that breastfeeding is natural and beautiful, and we’re very glad to know that it is important for mothers to share their experiences with others on Facebook. The vast majority of these photos are compliant with our policies, and we will not take action on them.
Photos that show a fully exposed breast where the child is not actively engaged in nursing do violate Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. These policies are based on the same standards which apply to television and print media.”
But even with this policy in place, Facebook is still – today – apparently finding issue with images of women nursing. After Kemp complained, Facebook allowed her access to her page again and sent her an apology that said, “the removal was an error and the company apologizes.”
Photo Source: Facebook via ABC