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Joie de vivre… (NSFW)

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

This fun photo, described as « Joie de vivre », shot in Le Louvre in Paris, in front of the famous Henri Regnault’s « Three Graces » 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 réponses sur « Joie de vivre… (NSFW) »

Feisal Kamil Many orgs can have their own agenda. But people on Social Networks, even if involved in such orgs, don’t push any agenda. Just their own feelings… What do you think?

I think it’s great. Certainly not done in a sexual nature and I personally have done much more shocking images which are all over the web. It’s a fun image. I wouldn’t mind my 13 year old daughter seeing it.

Feisal Kamil ..if this is the worst anyone’s 13yr old son with net access has seen I’d be shocked. And I wouldn’t mind either of my teenagers seeing it. Appreciation of humor and beauty don’t start at 18.

Clare Cosgrove Sometimes the line is so fine, that the « human regulators » behind the social networks prefer « easy blackout »… A complex matter, no easy solution.

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 « Unrestricted » and make his/her own mind on the result. Having to endure imposed « appropriateness » 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?

The only thing that I find wrong with this photo is, why are there four women undressing? The re-enactment of scene needs only 3. Why the fourth? 🙂

P.S.: Brilliant, fun, photograph. It’s a shame to consider it obscene in the slightest.

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