Facebook Bans Water-Birth Photo But Says Ok To Kim Kardashian's Butt

| by Lisa Fogarty

While 99 percent of Americans may, for better or worse, have Kim Kardashian’s backside etched into their brains after she “broke the Internet,” Facebook has put its foot down when it comes to one image they consider inappropriate: that of a mother giving birth to her child.

Milli Hill, who is a writer and founder of the organization Positive Birth Movement, tweeted that she had been banned from Facebook for seven days after a photo she posted on a pregnancy support group page raised red flags, reports Her photo showed her water birth and, for those who are not interested in viewing the image or can’t because it’s NSFW, shows her from behind at the exact moment her infant is entering the world.

If you are not at work yet and do want to see it, here you go:

To prove how ludicrous she felt the ban was, Hill tweeted her photo next to the now-infamous Kardashian Paper magazine butt image with the caption “How come some bums are ok and some bums are not. I’m confused Facebook?”

The mom says she received approval from the administrator of the Facebook page and that the entire objective of the Positive Birth community is to “share[s] images of birth on Facebook quite often, with the aim of reducing fear, education, empowerment of women.”

This isn’t the first time Hill has been banned from the social media network for her photographs. She says that, although she would like to leave Facebook, the reality is that it is still the most popular place in which to share content.

“I am interested in leaving Facebook but at the moment it is the ‘go to’ social media for most people and a good way to connect with women,” Hill wrote in an email to the Daily Dot. “We are not ‘all about’ sharing images and challenging censorship. We have hundreds of Positive Birth Movement groups across the UK and around the world and we use Facebook to inform people about these groups and also share articles etc of interest. So for now we feel a presence on Facebook is important to us.”

Facebook has reportedly rectified the problem and provided the following comment:

Several pictures from this page were mistakenly taken down, but have now been restored. As our team processes more than one million reports each week, we occasionally make a mistake, and we apologize.

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Ed. Note: Because we realize that many of you read this site at work, we did not publish this mother's photo. We also never published the Kim Kardashian photos.