Facebook has embarrassed itself by yet again censoring the iconic cover of Nirvana’s seminal Nevermind album. The world’s largest social networking site and branded communications platform first censored the image when the band’s Facebook page posted it at the end of July in preparation for next month’s 20th anniversary of the album’s release.
After a backlash from music fans around the world, Facebook relented and reinstated the image and the world moved on, while secretly wondering whether Facebook was becoming the Big Brother we have been warned about for decades.
An exasperated administrator of Nirvana’s Facebook page has posted a screen grab of the warning, asking “Facebook, why do you keep taking down the Nevermind cover?”
Naturally fans have reacted with outrage, questioning why one of the iconic images of the 20th Century with an innocent depiction of a naked baby should be censored.
Check out the incident here: