A Durham, North Carolina father learned just how insane the Facebook world can be when the social media site rejected a photo of his seriously ill baby boy. Fox Carolina News reported the story September 10.
Instead of getting the go-ahead from Facebook, Kevin received the following message from Facebook.
We found a post you boosted did not meet our ad guidelines. As a result, this post wasn’t approved and is no longer boosted in News Feeds.
Your ad wasn’t approved because the image or video thumbnail is scary, gory, or sensational and evokes a negative response. Images including accidents, car crashes, dead and dismembered bodies, ghosts, zombies, ghouls, and vampires are not allowed.
Before resubmitting your ad, please visit the Help Center to learn more and see examples of ads that meet our guidelines.
If you’ve read the guidelines in the Help Center and think your ad follows the rules and should have been approved, please let us know.”
Kevin returned their post with one of his own
“What is offensive about this picture of my Son? In Classic Facebook fashion the link they provided to appeal this decision doesn’t work, and all efforts to contact them have failed. Facebook you should be ashamed of yourself. Of all the garbage you endlessly pedal over the Internet, a picture of my Son is where you draw the line? Disgusting.”
At the time of this article, Kevin has raised $97,740 for Hudson, which is a bit over 75% of the amount needed for the heart transplant. To donate towards Hudson’s care, click here.
Facebook has since issued an apology.
You can follow Hudson and his family at Facebook: Hudson’s Heart.