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Joie de vivre… (NSFW)

¬ę¬†Joie de vivre¬†¬Ľ is a (probably) NSFW photography that is source of one of the first controversies on Facebook community guidelines/standards related to ¬ę¬†art¬†¬Ľ…

This fun photo, described as ¬ę¬†Joie de vivre¬†¬Ľ, shot in Le Louvre in Paris, in front of the famous Henri Regnault’s ¬ę¬†Three Graces¬†¬Ľ painting was posted on Facebook by Jim Harris. The next day it had been removed due to violation of FB community standards, probably driven by complaints, although the reactions from people were overwhelmingly positive.

Joie de vivre

Jim asks then this question : Whose community? Whose standards?

Let’s test reactions here on Google+, as probably there are potentially less kids than over @ FB.

If you feel this is worth sharing, as I do, please send to your circles.

Adding some people who might offer thoughts on this : Rodney Pike / Guy Kawasaki / Guy Birenbaum / Chris Brogan / Hugh MacLeod / JD Andrews / Ben Kunz / Denis Labelle / Nina Paley / Franke James / Trey Ratcliff

Stats: 64 +1s, 78 shares, 36 comments

36 r√©ponses sur ¬ę¬†Joie de vivre… (NSFW)¬†¬Ľ

Personally, I love it, but sadly, the picture is not in accordance with G+ SOP in regards to nudity and it will most probably be flagged as such and be replaced by one of those stupid exclamation mark in a triangle on a black background. Lame. This is the biggest flaw of G+ . On most of the rest of Google, one can set his/her filters to ¬ę¬†Unrestricted¬†¬Ľ and make his/her own mind on the result. Having to endure imposed ¬ę¬†appropriateness¬†¬Ľ on G+ is disgraceful. To paraphrase Asimov, Google don’t think that your stupidity should be valued equally to someone’s intelligence…

I see nothing wrong with this. Sure, it’s fun and a little bit cheeky (pun unintended), but harmless.

Actually, I find it disappointing as to how people automatically consider nudity portrayed in oil paint on canvas to be fine art, yet when it is created on a modern media such as a photograph, they get offended and label it as sexual.

what tires me is the persistence of finding the naked human body obscene / dangerous. there is so much more obscenity around: fast food, fast wealth, monstrous urbanization, pollution, consumption, unhealthy living & working environments etc. the image of a grossly overweight family swallowing mcnuggets on a couch in front of a reality show: is that not obscene? is that not a violation of so much that western culture holds dear?

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