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Zuckerberg slammed after Facebook deletes iconic "Napalm Girl" photo; Facebook responds

By midian182 ยท 44 replies
Sep 9, 2016
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  1. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 4,136   +1,218

    The girl lives today. She is still undergoing treatment for deep scarring to her back and the back of her left arm. Apparently, she removed her clothes to stop from being burned by napalm. Having lived through those times and learning of the lies which were told, I can tell you it is one of the most haunting of images. We need those images. They help us understand how warfare can descend into criminal and psychotic behavior.
    I hope you look up the story of the young girl.. and honor the bravery with which she has met her life.
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  2. thanos999

    thanos999 TS Rookie

    do you actually no whate napalm is if you dont google it im sure there are plenty off horrible pictures of the victims off napalm
    this picture wasent taken in a weston country this was taken in a country that was at war with the USA and the USA was the country that was dropping napalm boombs on the civilians the USA isnt goody goody all the time look at what they did to nagasaki and hiroshima in WW2 they didnt care about the civilians in japan at the time and why are you offended by a picture off someone naked are you a pedophile who gets a hard one everytime you see a naked body or are you just a morone
  3. nugnamnivek

    nugnamnivek TS Rookie

    Why was she naked?? How old are you? Her clothes were BURNED OFF HER F###ING BODY....they're most likely right beside her dead burning family. You're either trolling or a complete sociopath to try and blame the girl for being naked instead of feeling empathy.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,703   +4,042

    A follow up article says she is living in Canada with her husband & children. Surgeries were completed years ago but she still lives in constant pain. I believe I read the story on the BBC web site two days ago .....
  5. LOL this is what happens when kiddies run companies. Is there even anybody at Facebook who was alive when that iconic image was created?
  6. Jack007

    Jack007 TS Booster Posts: 187   +44

    it is wrong because when you display nudity that attracts child predators and that include rapist and others that have very strange and ogrish sexual attraction which would surpass the morality standards. it opens avenues to pedofiles also and I am sure you wont want that especially if you have children for sure.
  7. Jack007

    Jack007 TS Booster Posts: 187   +44

    how would you feel if it was your daugher or son naked displayed for the whole world to see. answer that
  8. Let's analyze this comment, shall we?

    So, first of all, we aren't talking about nudity. Rater, child nudity, per the bolded section of your comment. In this case, nudity that has absolutely no sexual connotations to speak of. According to this logic, every medical textbook containing nude images of under-18 humans is, by your definition, morally wrong...because freaks are attracted to kids. Thus, every physiology class ever conducted was morally wrong and it's providers immoral.

    Moreover, since it opens up "avenues" for pedophiles, we can rationally conclude that all physiology professors are pedophile enablers, since they have all taught avenue-opening physiology classes.

    How does a nude image open up an avenue for a pedophile? Now, I'm not one to believe in magic. But that's some pretty spiffy technology these creatures have if they can use a mere image to open up an avenue to...wherever.

    It seems to me the effect of scramble pixels, blur filters, and black boxes is more powerful than most realize, as merely placing one (or several) of these on an image has the ability to transform both the moral nature of the image AND cut off avenues to... wherever.

    Please, do go on.
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  9. Indeed, I would be more than a little P.O.d if that were my daughter in the photo... but not for the reason you think. Normal folks are upset about the reality this image delivers... the indiscriminate and completely savage nature of modern warfare where innocent children are bombed and soaked in Napalm such that their most basic human instinct is to strip their burning clothes off as a means to survive. This is one of the most iconic photographic images in history (a short history given that the technology has been around only for a couple hundred years or so), and clearly reinforced the anti-war feelings a majority of Americans had developed about Viet Nam by that spring of 1972.
    It is curious though, that even after Facebook and many other folks have walked back their original concern about a historic photograph rooted in the humanity of our species, folks like you continue to harp on the "sexual" connotations of the image. Why is that?
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  10. Jack007

    Jack007 TS Booster Posts: 187   +44

    I continue to harp on the sexual connotations of this photo because it exists and can affect future generations of kids and adults alike. never underestimate the level of atrocity that human nature has when presented with something that can cause all kinds of problems. problems you sure as hell do not want to happen
  11. Jack007

    Jack007 TS Booster Posts: 187   +44

    physiology professors are not pedophile enablers. your blaming innocent people that do a profession geared towards correcting the very problems society face. medical books do have nudity but are not for the public too see. only people in the medical field view these as medical case files for the purpose of science which have nothing to do with sexuality. your supposed to know that or maybe your education wasnt that wide enough that you didnt learn or maybe you lack the ability to learn
  12. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,242   +1,673

    Justify it however you want, I don't care.
  13. Doesn't care --> Comments on article twice.
  14. Visiting a museum (with all those paintings and sculptures suggesting sexual connotations) would no doubt be a very stressful experience for you.
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  15. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,242   +1,673

    OK, in the future I won't give you a response
  16. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +351

    Hey man, thanks for a decent response explaining the circumstances. all I had to go from was a horde of clothed people and one naked girl so it did not make a lot of sense. Also the burn marks are not really visible in the picture if you don't know what you're looking for. There was a video made by reporters (where this image was taken from) that makes it a little clearer and far worse shows a mom with a baby thats very badly burned. by that time however the damage was done in term of "condemn that *****, we don't care that he doesn't live in USA or know the circumstances"

    I get that what happened there was terrible, but as for the need or impact of these images I'm not sure. People made a big fuss about the dead Syrian boy on the Greek(I think) beach trying to flee from the issues there and yet even US politicians go "what is Alepo" when asked about it. A little blurring on the picture wouldn't have taken anything away from its impact and would have satisfied facebook's guidelines
  17. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 4,136   +1,218

    I thought you might not be American or, perhaps, old enough to be aware of its meaning as a cultural icon - it is important to 'cut some slack'. As a society, we (those of us old enough to remember) experienced much through the visual images in our media - and the icon - its raw black and white graphic nature - is more important to some of us than a concern for the sensibilities of others.
  18. lripplinger

    lripplinger TS Addict Posts: 284   +99

    So Facebook gives the usual canned PR answers and Suckerberg errr Zuckerberg doesn't even contact the newspaper in person to apologize. When are people going to figure out that "social media" is just a giant social engineering scam, and you are wasting your time with it?
    juangarcia likes this.
  19. commanderasus

    commanderasus TS Addict Posts: 225   +98

    Why does everybody has such a issue with nudity? YOU WERE BORN NAKED. It is a natural state. National Geographic was forced by the churches to cover the naked tribes they took pictures of. Facebook is nothing more than a social experiment to see how they can control the sheeple. The sheeple are being fleeced by the sheep herder named Zuckerberg .
  20. commanderasus

    commanderasus TS Addict Posts: 225   +98

    Facebook - a social media site ran by a drop out who is color blind and now that he is rich thinks the world should bend to his rules. He is still a spoiled brat. So cheap he can't even buy new t shirts. I would include a selfie but the nudist camp won't allow us any selfie sticks.

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