Social media doesn’t want you to see Rubens’ paintings

Social media doesn’t want you to see Rubens’ paintings

Excuse me, do you have a social media account, madame? Do you have a social media account No Ok, thank you very much sir Yes You do have it? Any of you have a social media account? Yes We have to take you away from the nudity paintings We need to protect you against nudity, even if artistic in nature This includes paintings focused on individual bodyparts such as abs, buttocks or cleavage I am sorry but it is our policy, sir Could we put you here in front of this painting It’s for your own protection, madame If you could move away from the nudity painting Thank you very much Thank you very much madame
Do I need to undress? No no no its ok madame, thank you very much This, this painting is fine because there is no nudity Thank you madame
Thank you

Dereck Turner

88 thoughts on “Social media doesn’t want you to see Rubens’ paintings

  1. Between The Lines says:

    Het Cultuur Marxisme in Amerika

  2. xzaz2 says:

    Moet ik me uitkleden? Mua nee hoeft niet.

  3. Yvette says:

    heerlijk filmpje

  4. rotwang2000 says:

    There are places in the world where the Rubens house would be closed and the artwork destroyed for indecency. This video is an emotional appeal and strawman. While I do not defend Facebook, I will contend that the primary purpose of any private business is to be profitable and controversy is to be avoided or covered up by any means. There are more than enough people in the world who would love nothing more than to censor the rest of the world and threaten to attack any persons, institutions or businesses that offends their beliefs (see also Mary Whitehouse, moral majority, the Index Librorum Prohibitorum or the case around writer Salman Rushdie) Therefore in an attempt to prevent controversy and out of sheer convenience companies like Facebook use the cheapest and easiest methods to screen the data posted by millions of private users (who incidentally did agree to a valid legal contract that does warn them about controversial content) And unlike your portrayal this is not done through a committee of prudish censors out to spite people, but simply by computer algorithms that cannot differentiate the various social conventions the average human being can easily understand. That they use this broad brush approach is, as I said, purely for their own convenience as it is the cheapest and easiest way to police the system and it is easier for the company to redress a wrongful mistake than to be attacked for allowing truly objectionable content to be posted. What we can learn from this is that there is still huge pressure to control morals at every possible level, that companies will follow the way of least resistance because they might offer a technology which is extremely powerful, but the tools to properly manage it do not exist at this point or are so prohibitively expensive it would put them out of business.

  5. Dutch Man says:

    Prachtig! Volgende keer met een zwart vierkantje in Brussel…

  6. mmarmotje says:

    top opname, laat er nog maar komen. Proficiat

  7. Tigerlily says:

    unsolicited artistic dickpicks is ook een interessant concept

  8. Bernardsam64 says:

    Nobody forces you to use Facebook.
    Fortunately there are millions of other websites to know and respect art !

  9. Between The Lines says:

    Ik wist niets van Rubens maar ik had een vermoeden, dus ik moest even spieken, "Rubens' highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history"….ik zeg het nu maar, ik heb in Amerika gewoond and anything that celebrates European Christian Culture is suspect, verboden……

  10. pitcabcom says:

    Absolutely great!

  11. annoyingmorlock says:

    That's great! Reveals the absurdity of a weird discussion.

  12. Chris Namaste says:

    dit is toch te zot om waar te zijn??? da verwacht je v tr..p stijlen v regerengen, de onze ga dezelfde kant op ???? zich bezig houdend met wa écht telt e 'zou helpen' da zou es tof zijn voor de verandering man man!

  13. Jobode says:

    Bravo! Geniale Aktion. Facebook ist einfach nur peinlich!

  14. Jack Hack says:

    zuckerburg is a real fuckwad. He censors these paintings on facebook.

  15. 13tuyuti says:

    Je zou verwachten dat ze bij wel weten in welke eeuw de Antwerpse meester werkzaam was (niet in de 16e)

  16. Benjamin Loehner says:


  17. kyjo72682 says:

    0:50 🙂

  18. KodaiYuki1 says:

    00:30 Saitama

  19. Pedro Henrique Nunes França says:

    Dus ik verwijderde facebook nog liever de uitgestorven orkut

  20. V. Sandrone says:

    This video is a piece of satirical art. Brilliant.

  21. ahartify says:

    As you would expect, Facebook and other web companies seem to be run by badly educated twelve-year-olds.

  22. Harald Schmidt says:

    Well done, folks.
    You have to keep bringing up Mr Zuckerberg's stupid hypocrisy. He sees nudity as a danger, while offering a platform for agitators, the propagators of hatred and the deniers of the Holocaust. Facebook is not a social network. Facebook is fucking hypocrisy and lie.

    But all Mr. Zuckerberg has to answer to such accusations is an innocent facial expression, the usual and already sufficiently known phrase talk, and his already known and boring excuses. And everything stays as it is.

  23. Someone Else says:


  24. ED POWELL says:

    that's great. screw fb and that arrogant lib prick zukerberg

  25. Vienna says:

    We know exactly what you mean 😉 #ToArtItsFreedom

  26. Donna Volatile says:

    Please: do NOT come to our art gallery in Truchas New Mexico! We have classical nudes which may damage your eye-sight. LOL. (Do people have sex or take a shower with their clothes on?… I do wonder.) Nudity is your God given birthday suit. Enjoy it!

  27. Celtic Warriors says:

    Thing is FB DOES allow nudity and much filth. Just NONE with any class which goes against the grain of kosher liberals.

  28. flitsertheo says:

    Zo is ooit één van mijn 3D tekeningen verwijderd van een Amerikaanse site omdat op de achtergrond het schilderij "de 3 Gratiën" van Rubens te zien was.

  29. Mick CL says:

    Well done

  30. René Desrosiers says:

    Bientôt à Montréal. La police contre la rumeur qui sillonne la rue à la recherche des criminels de la pensée qui ne pensent pas comme Valérie Plante dans ses politiques du multiculturalisme et de l'immigration massive contre les Québécois. J'ai pas voté pour cette maudite folle.

  31. hallo hallo says:

    those prude 'muricans prefer gun violence over nudity…
    i like how childish gambino's "this is america" shows up as next video here for me…

  32. Sergeyspb2009 says:

    Facebook fight against the cultural traditions of naturals

  33. backroomcircus says:

    Heel goed, so funny, tellement marrant !!!

  34. woushou says:


  35. Phil Clement says:

    Hey, fake FBI agent, your joke is a shitty joke. Just touch me, even slightly, and you'll get my fist into your face.

  36. Waldemar Zboralski says:

    Insane marxists ruling on Facebook, which are additional dependent of George Soros – want DAMAGE and DESTROY European culture, religion and history!

  37. monkeygraborange says:

    BRILLIANT! Shows the blatant hypocrisy of a biased media giant. Facebook's stock is in free-fall today, and idiocy like this vid points out is partially why.

  38. Nani P says:

    That lady couldn't get her tits out fast enough! We need less clothes at museums overall, I'd say

  39. Cynthia L. M. Brown says:

    This is wonderful — genuinely polite, yet cutting, social commentary! Thank you!

  40. ramone cotta says:

    c est sure que la culture américaine rap hip hop coca cola kfc mac donald etc etc est vachement mieux que du rubens………………

  41. Red Monkey says:


  42. Rock This House says:

    in the US it is common to show crime in all kind of aspects, cruel war movies, blood all over the place…no problem for the media in the US but DON't SHOW TITTIES or naked bodys…How hypocrite can you be. This video from Belgium shows the whole schizo with these FB, Instagram and many more.

  43. Gala Chakste says:

    О Боже ! Некоторые хотят быть "святее Папы римского" )))

  44. Yheeslin Lou Arsenio says:

    Are they going to remove them soon?

  45. Allex Rain says:


  46. Timerss1 says:

    ça rigole … mais c'est ce qu'il se passe partout, la censure stupide et abusif, voila ce que vous allez avoir dans la gueule !

  47. frenchkjfan9 says:

    Very clever and quite funny answer. That's what that censorship amounts to doing, indeed. Fuck Facebook, I've never been on it, and every day that passes shows me how right I am !

  48. Tiziana Giammarco says:

    Dei veri geni!!!!!

  49. Cremilde Arievilo says:

    Well done and funny!

  50. Eugen Müller says:

    I hope someone in place of the videos will sue Facebook and get censorship and tyranny to stop?

  51. Etienne says:


  52. roynexus6 says:

    Don't we have to wait for the ruling of British Sharia Courts ?

  53. TheHotcactus says:

    A Montreal la mairesse Valerie Plante a organiser une commission sur le racisme systemique. De notre cote nous allons demander une commission sur le raciste anti-Quebecois , qui date de la colonisation Britannique. Bravo les Belges j'adore votre idee.

  54. Claudi M. says:

    Mark Zuckerberg clicked thumbs down 16 times

  55. Ladyloca says:

    Bravísimo jajajaaaaaaaaaa. ¡Viva Rubens y sus maravillosos desnudos! ¡Fuera la ignorancia de Facebook!

    Facebook, Nudity is not pornography, uncultured!

  56. floriana d'ausilio says:

    Absolutely great

  57. A K Nicholas Art/Figure Photography says:

    (NSFP: Not safe for philistines)

  58. Загородный дом. Управление. House manager says:

    Rubens is poor, poor… The founder of Facebook is rich, but is stupid

  59. Javier Fernandez says:

    Thanks for the humor. Great initiative against Facebook stupidity.

  60. Rმղძ მl Tհօɾ says:

    Facebook is a misogynistic website, so as YT, google and the gafam. It's up to us to stoping using it. Fuck you mr "suckerberg" ! Woman ain't obscene, neither is nudity.

  61. Pierre Grancher says:

    excellent!! Encore bravo à nos amis Belges ^^

  62. Andrey Senkin says:

    Bravo! BRRRAVO!

  63. Navire Night says:

    Facebook Intelligence Sharia Court !

  64. BreakFast King says:


  65. Sonya Rot says:

    Bravo…. Nude art is not pornography. I'm sick and tired of watching family photos celebrating b-days or making barbeque😂 Viva Twitter..

  66. GPC™ says:

    exactly where and when as facebook done that?

  67. draga1bum says:


  68. Leo Plaw says:

    Sharing this! So many of my artist friends have had their content removed or the profiles banned for posting their artwork, that has, OMG, a nipple!

  69. Matic Herzog says:

    this is gold. nice to see some intelligence in this world <3

  70. TheWeezard says:

    Also shows how sheeple bow to any kind of authority, without questioning… sad.

  71. Marjan Mrak says:

    THAT means holding a mirror to "progressive, modern, liberated" society! 5+! More of that, please!

  72. Otto Rapp says:

    contrast it with this: Zuckerberg defends Facebook users' right to be wrong – even Holocaust deniers –

  73. Takeshi Kurotaki says:

    Does any body know what is the background music, something like the opening theme of a mid-century TV series?

  74. Dagmar Künzel says:

    Brüll!!!!!!!!! Genialer Streich! Musste es mehrmals ansehen. Die Dame ziemlich am Schluss, die ihr Hemd hoch hielt, hat für mich den gleichen Humor, wie der Touristik Verband, der diese nette Aktion in Szene gesetzt hat. Bravo!

  75. Chris Chen says:


  76. Toeternitoe says:


  77. Arnoud Rodrigues says:

    This is reality, but could be Monty Paython! 😀

  78. dalibo sch says:

    Thank God for those brave men, protecting and serving the innocent!

  79. zpetar says:

    Google isn't much better. They "demonetized" lots of videos just because there is woman trying and reviewing some bikinis and lingerie.

    Big companies care only about is money. Profits, stock prices, CEO bonuses, how to please stock holders… If nudity makes it more profitable they will allowe it, if not they will censor it.

  80. Skirual Kjirliw says:

    Subliem. Sublime. De video, minder de regels. The video, lesser the rules.

  81. Cosmo Politan says:

    What the hell is going on at 0:50?

  82. jib says:

    good .. Facebook should not do so. paintníng is painting . it is not a photo of  naked  Person.

  83. Blog Out says:


  84. Marc Legein says:

    Proficiat, génial !!!!

  85. Jan Vos says:

    meesterlijk. Dat stompzinnige Facebook, weg ermee

  86. Aphrodite's Child says:

    I have had artwork, drawings and paintings taken down by social media platforms, yet other things such as blatantly racist groups, extremists and bondage sex groups constantly get past the censors, how? Yet a life drawing that isn't pornographic in any way, gets deleted… Morons are running everything these days!

  87. marcttm says:

    Bravo !!!

  88. Lelectron Libre says:

    Excellente riposte, l'humour contre la bêtise et la censure, l'arme du rire ridiculise efficacement les abus de pouvoir et la pudibonderie !

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