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Nirvana album cover banned from Facebook



The cover art for Nirvana's classic 1991 album, "Nevermind," has been banned from Facebook on the grounds that it's graphic content.

The picture of a swimming baby chasing a dollar bill underwater has become iconic, but the artwork was removed from the group's official fan page shortly after music bosses posted the image to commemorate the album's 20th anniversary.

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Executives at the social networking site say the photo violates its terms-of-use clause.

The notice reads, "Facebook does not allow photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use, violence or other violations of the Terms of Use."

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The boy who posed for the photograph 20 years ago, Spencer Elden, has no qualms about the naked snap being used on Facebook.

In a 2008 interview, he told NPR, "Quite a few people in the world have seen my penis. So that's kinda cool."


Jul 29, 2011 2:01PM
Then there is YouReallyWanna enlarging that part of his computer screen.
Jul 29, 2011 12:00PM

The cover has been restored to Facebook.  Guess they got too many complaints?


amommy2:  If the site of a dude's penis upsets you this much, how did you ever become a mommy?

Jul 28, 2011 10:42PM
I thought the cover was sweet and innocent and wanted to hear more about it UNTIL I clicked on the story and saw the whole picture!  I cannot believe MSN would display it.  Why do we need to see this of anyone at any age?  Children are sweet, innocent and  should be protected.  Although he brags about it now he had no choice when that photo was taken. I was shocked and when I saw the complete picture which is probably what they were going for, shock value and not art.  As was my nine year old son who was looking over my shoulder.  Pretty upsetting to think I was going to see something artistic and creative and then get more than I expected to see. I am disappointed.  Personally, I don't like to take pictures of children when they are little that might embarrass them when they are older.
Jul 27, 2011 7:37PM

The album cover was and is innocent.  Facebook needs to control all the other crap that it has become famous for. 

Jul 27, 2011 5:40PM

If facebook has a policy, then that is the policy. 

Idiotic or not, that is Facebooks choice. 

If you lift the policy for one, then you have to lift it for others.  


So it's an iconic cover......big deal. 

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