Some Facebook users nearly missed out on getting these festive Christmas cards. This is because the popular social media platform blocked an artist named Jackie Charley from being able to advertise and sell her Christmas cards. The image removed by Facebook was a picture of a robin redbreast that was deemed as “sexual” and of “adult” nature.
Charley told The Telegraph that she was left shocked after finding out that Facebook had refused to accept her request to advertise the pack of cards. She also shared that she had tried many times, but was rejected over and over again.
“I tried to upload my Christmas card range, but they were immediately rejected by Facebook,” Charley said.
In a Facebook post, she shared her disbelief: “Hilariously, Facebook has blocked my Christmas cards from becoming a product in my shop due to their shameful, sexual nature!”
“Please judge for yourself!” Charley added, urging her Facebook followers to share their thoughts on the issue.
Charley told The Guardian that she was confused as to why she had been banned from adding her artsy Christmas cards on Facebook, describing it as a “David v Goliath battle”.
The 52-year-old did manage to get a Facebook spokesperson to address the block: “Our team processes millions of images each week, and occasionally we incorrectly prohibit content, as happened here.”
Facebook were able to approve Charley's post after the mistake, allowing her to re-share her product for sale.