Facebook Doesn't Like Abercrombie's Sexy Abs
You might also know that, unlike a vocal and somewhat annoying peanut gallery, I don't just think, I know Facebook
Out of all TheStreet's writers, Laurie Kulikowski threatens me with physical violence most if I don't post her stories to our various social media channels.
On Wednesday, Laurie suggested we post her story about Abercrombie & Fitch
If you don't know what I'm talking about, just read Laurie's piece to get up to speed on the controversy the ANF CEO triggered. It involves "fat chicks."
Anyway, as usual, Adam delivered the goods, selecting an image that you might have seen on the side of a skyscraper in a major urban core. See the image and Facebook post here.
As you may or may not know, I moonlight as an Abercrombie model for spending cash.
As I often do, I put some of the massive advertising budget TheStreet provides me behind the above-linked Facebook post to get it in front of more of our fans. Somewhat to my surprise, Facebook rejected the ad for the following reason (as lifted verbatim from Facebook's email to me):
The image of your ad violates our Ad guidelines. Please note that we don't allow images that promote an ideal body/physical image for health related products.
I don't feel strongly about their decision one way or the other, which is part of the reason why I put this out for debate. I want to see if I can be convinced to go one way or the other. But, first some close to objective thoughts to consider ...
The first thing that stood out was that Facebook referred to "health related products." This is fashion. Apparel. Clothing. Not health related. But I get their point.
Second, this is quite arbitrary of Facebook. Why do they take exception with this post of an already widely circulated advertisement of, let's face it, a very attractive abdominal region, but not ...