Following Iceland’s viral #FreeTheNipple campaign yesterday a number of Icelanders – even this very publication – found themselves banned or their pictures removed from Facebook for sharing nipples or nipple news items.
In response Icelanders on Twitter have begun using the hashtag #ástæðurtilaðhættaáfacebook (translated: #ReasonsToQuitFacebook).
While at first it may have started off with complaints about the social media not being able to handle non-sexualised but fully actualised images of breasts, Icelanders began to realise what else annoyed them about Facebook. Like other people for instance, and candy crush invites, the notification “added a picture of you”, status updates that begin “Maybe I’m just old fashioned but-” and perhaps the most controversial of Facebook users… uncles.
Alma Mjöll (@AlmaMjoll): “Facebook can’t handle my nips #ReasonsToQuitFacebook #FreeTheNipple.”
— Alma Mjöll (@AlmaMjoll) March 26, 2015
Klara Arnalds (@klaraarnalds): “1. Titcensorship #ReasonsToQuitFacebook.”
1. Tútturitskoðun. #ástæðurtilaðhættaáfacebook
— Klara Arnalds (@klaraarnalds) March 26, 2015
Bára Gísladóttir (@baragisla): “Forbidding 1/2 for having nipples #ReasonsToQuitFacebook.”
Bannað fyrir 1/2 að vera með geirvörtur #ástæðurtilaðhættaáfacebook
— Bára Gísladóttir (@baragisla) March 27, 2015
Sunna Ben (@SunnaBen): “Facebook is so opposed to #FreeTheNipple that it has banned all of The Reykjavik Grapevines’ articles #ReasonsToQuitFacebook.”
— Sunna Ben (@SunnaBen) March 27, 2015
Hrafn Jónsson (@hrafnjónsson): “I can’t post any Grapevine links because of some censorship-downer-bullshit-madness #ReasonsToQuitFacebook.”
Ég get ekki sent neinum Grapevine linka út af einhverri ritskoðunar-tepru-kjaftæðis-geðveiki. #ástæðurtilaðhættaáfacebook
— Hrafn Jónsson (@hrafnjonsson) March 26, 2015