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9.30.2011

Rick Perry Corndog Picture Pulled by Facebook

I was surprised to open my Facebook today. I was searching for "likes" on a re-post. To my surprise, the post was stripped from Facebook in it's entirety. When did Facebook start censoring posts like Blockbuster censored videos? Does Rick Perry's camp have control over the folks at Facebook?

The post was an image, created by Provincetown Magazine of GOP front runner Rick Perry's famous corn dog indulging image, superimposed on a portion of Michael Angelo's Sistine Chapel's ceiling painting.


Provincetown Magazine's caption for their image above:

"Campaigning outside Pittsburgh today, GOP front runner Rick Perry attended a picnic at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oil City where he enjoyed a foot long corndog while touring the fabulous reproduction of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel."


Rick Perry's Iowa Corndog original


Michele Bachmann's Iowa Corndog original

(Side note: It will be surprising if any candidate ever picks up another Corndog or food that resemble a phallicism ever again.)

Inquires to Provincetown Magazine where posted on their Facebook site. Unfortunately they don't seem to have answers about the removal of the post.

I cannot understand why Facebook censorsed the Rick Perry, Corndog, Sistine Chapel image? Rick Perry is an all American, gun toting GOP hopeful who believes in Christianity. Michael Angelo created the most sought after attraction at the Vatican. The Photoshoped image is the work of a genius. Maybe the Vatican granted Rick Perry to eat in the Sistine Chapel on America Corndog appreciation day?

Shame on you Facebook. You have now hurt America, the Corndog Consortium of America, the Vatican, the Republican Party, Photoshop, the NRA, the artist of the image and most of all the Facebook users that trusted you to allow them to share friendly images.

There are far worst things that are posted on Facebook. I don't like when people post about bathroom breaks. Viral, fecal matter is disturbing. Censor those posts but leave my appreciation of art alone.

I was enjoying the popularity of the post and like getting "likes". It reminds me of the gold stickers that I received from my kindergarten teacher when I resisted a backwards "e" in handwriting.

1 comment:

Han said...

As a native Iowan, I speak from experience when I say don't think there's any danger of running out of photos of politicians eating corn dogs at the State Fair. Those things are wicked good, and completely worth the possible embarrassment.