The reason: violating “community standards.” The offending photo was taken Monday at the gym, and it now bears Titan branding. Jesse has gone about trying to alert the entire gay blogosphere, so this protest should get pretty loud.
The photo clearly got onto the newsfeed of some Christian activist or other, and it garnered 2,713 likes and over 240 comments in less than a 24-hour period, and was shared 122 times. The majority of the reaction was positive, but someone flagged it, Facebook temporarily disabled Jackman’s account, and now he’s pissed, with good reason.
As Jesse tells Joe Spunk:
I received multiple public death threats after posting this photo, endured countless homophobic slurs, and received dozens upon dozens of hate-filled messages, and yet Facebook did nothing about those disgusting comments, choosing to censor love instead of hate… This is a travesty. Hate must not be allowed to prevail in this world.
Furthermore, Jesse says on Twitter that he’ll be filing a report on the death threats with the Boston Police Department.
Joe Spunk suggests that everyone grab a camera and take their own smooch kiss and post it to Facebook and/or Twitter with the hashtag #FacebookKissOff. Of course, those of us who aren’t porn stars with hundreds of fans who might be out in the Christian hinterlands where their Likes are being monitored by their bigot cousins are probably not likely to get the same mass response. Still, a groundswell of lip-locks could be fun.