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Prudish ad police at Amazon and Facebook

I’m always learning something. What I’ve learned in recent days is just how prudish both Amazon and Facebook are. They’re prudish, of course, because the conservative side of America is vocal about how nasty the human body is and how it needs to be covered up. Unless, of course, it’s Donald Trump walking in on nude contestants who are getting ready for one of his beauty pageants. Then it’s perfectly okay.

Both Facebook and Amazon will allow the cover of my latest novel, Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again! on their regular pages, but when it comes to buying ads or boosting a post, that’s another story.

Yesterday, I boosted a Facebook post for my new book and everything started okay. Then Facebook’s censors got a hold of it and rejected what they previously approved. Here’s their rejection:

“This ad isn’t running because it includes an image or video depicting excessive skin or nudity, which includes medical diagrams depicting external organs of reproduction, breasts, or butt. This kind of material is sensitive in nature.”

Really? What is excessive skin? I’ve always thought nudity meant the showing of sexual organs. Now nudity means too much skin? Oh, the horrors! I’ve lost count of how many perfume ads I’ve seen with unclothed models strategically covering their breasts with an arm or a hand. Why is covering up with a caribou any different? And why do I need to conform to the fake outrage of conservatives who happily voted for a pussy grabber?

Come on Facebook and Amazon: Stop being such prudes!
And Facebook: the ads you accepted from the Russians to influence the presidential election were much, much more offensive!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MZY6V1R

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