GRIS Advertisement Rejected By Facebook For "Sexually Suggestive" Content

Only, there was nothing sexually suggestive about it.

Earlier today Devolver Digital, the publishers of GRISone of our Games Of The Year—tweeted this:

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That scene is...not suggestive of sex. Especially once you see it moving, as part of the launch trailer the image is advertising:

A Devolver representative tells Kotaku “this is stupid”.

“We appealed and they said the appeal was rejected based on the grounds that Facebook does not allow nudity. First of all, she’s a statue and second, absolutely no nudity is shown in that photo, nor is this what any reasonable person would consider ‘sexualized content’.”

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As part of their appeal process, Devolver did a search for other “sexualized content” on Facebook, and quickly found stuff like this:

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So, yeah, stupid. Maybe a second appeal will actually get in front of some human eyeballs, rather than Facebook’s all-powerful, completely useless algorithm.

Just for reference, here’s the full launch trailer, complete with absolutely no sexually suggestive content:

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