Facebook takes down breast cancer awareness photos
Nov 28, 2011
Breast cancer survivors turned to art to express their experiences. However, their body portraits were deemed inappropriate by Facebook and they were taken down, according to the news channel KNTV-TV.
"I was wanting something that was beautiful, but I was also wanted to show the horror of breast cancer and particularly the process that I went through," Jamie Inman, who survived the disease twice, told the news source.
Inman and 24 other survivors posed topless with their bodies covered in paint. They had been sharing their stories on Facebook for months, but the pictures were recently taken down. The survivors are speaking out and asking Facebook to reconsider, as they say these photos show them completely covered, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthroughs in breast cancer news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the U.S.