Facebook Bans Photo of Hospitalized Baby, Compares Him to a Zombie or Vampire
Photos of a two-month-old in North Carolina have been banned from Facebook, as the site considers an image of him clinging to life in a hospital while he awaits a heart transplant too 'negative.'
This, of course, is nothing compared to the negativity Facebook is now getting.
Hudson Bond was born with cardiomyopathy and needs heart transplant to survive. His dad, Kevin, created a Facebook community page to help raise the $75,000 the family needs for his son's heart transplant, and he tried to buy a $20 ad on the social media site to get the message out.
However Facebook rejected the ad, saying the photo Bond included of little Hudson lying in bed with tubes coming out of his nose, surrounded by stuffed animals, was, "scary, gory, or sensational and evokes a negative response." The message then reminded Bond of the rules, saying pictures of "ghosts, zombies, ghouls and vampires are not allowed."
Bond was outraged, calling Facebook's ban disgusting. It looks like plenty of people agreed, with the resulting attention to the decision sending donations to the family through the roof.
Facebook apologized in a statement, but Bond says he only found about the apology through reading news reports. Bond is now raising money through the Children's Organ Transplant Association -- they have raised over $80,000 for little Hudson.
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