Facebook appears to agree with some parents in Soldotna that the drag queens who performed for children in a public park designed for kids were providing adult entertainment.
The drag queen show occurred during a LGBTQ celebration and featured erotic dancing by adult drag queen performers in front of young children.
Our story, featured on Facebook and other social media outlets, was illustrated with a photo of a male twerking his buttocks to the audience of children. The man, a drag queen from Anchorage hired for the occasion, was wearing flesh-colored tights and a thong, with the 12-inch miniskirt that barely covered his implied-nude groin.
Must Read Alaska’s use of that illustration was rejected by Facebook’s ad team for “adult content,” when we attempted to get the story to a wider audience.
“Rejected. That image does not comply with our adult content policy,” Facebook noted in its explanation to Must Read Alaska.
The policy says, “Ads must not contain adult content. This includes nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.”
Facebook (Meta) gives examples of what that includes:
- Nudity or implied nudity
- Excessive visible skin or cleavage, even if not explicitly sexual in nature
- Images focused on individual body parts, such as abs, buttocks or chest, even if not explicitly sexual in nature
- Dating ads where the focus of the ad is on a partly clothed model