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LA Writer Perplexed by Homophobic Censorship of His Facebook Page

Over the weekend, Facebook deemed the photo below “abusive material” and removed it from the profile of Los Angeles-based author Richard Metzger.

The pic above is from a 2008 episode of the British soap opera Eastenders. An image of two fully clothed, adult men sharing a closed-mouth kiss that has been deemed appropriate for the whole of England, but is apparently too racy for Facebook.

The photo had been posted to Metzger’s profile by Brit blogger Niall O’Conghaile, who received a written warning from Facebook for sharing the pic. Both men write for DangerousMinds.net, and have been using the popular site to protest what they see as blatant homophobia. And really, what else could it be?

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