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LED ZEPPELIN's Houses of the Holy Artwork Banned On Facebook Because BUTTS!

A classic album gets the cold shoulder from Facebook.


Facebook's inconsistent standards for censorship have pointed their target at Led Zeppelin artwork. Multiple Zep fan pages are reporting they had the famous artwork for Houses of the Holy removed from their pages, some uploads as old as seven years.

For reference, here is the artwork:

LED ZEPPELIN's Houses of the Holy Artwork Banned On Facebook Because BUTTS!

The art reportedly reflects the late 60s/early 70s fascination with childhood innocence. But really, it's a harmless photo of some butts. One fan page was shocked when they got an alert noting the imagine failed Facebook's community standards on nudity or sexual activity.

Classic Rock Magazine goes on to report that one of the pages attempted to launch a petition asking Facebook to stop censoring the imagine, but the post she shared promoting the petition was removed.

"Approximately 30 minutes after posting the petition on my page, I received a notice that the post went against community standards," she told Classic Rock. "I then created another post, mentioning how the petition was removed. Before too long, everyone was commenting, indicating that they had shared the petition and been given warnings.

Zep's album isn't the first to run into this issue. Nirvana's Nevermind artwork was temporarily banned, as was Jane's Addiction album covers for Ritual De Lo Habitual and Nothing's Shocking, and Van Halen's Balance. But all those albums had since been unbanned. Hopefully, Facebook realizes what's up.

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