Facebook bans Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy cover
Heads up! Post Led Zeppelin’s “Houses Of The Holy” album cover on your Facebook wall and there’s a chance you’ll get banned for a few days.
As we all know, the iconic album’s cover features nude kids climbing the rocks at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
The person who runs Led Zeppelin’s Facebook page, Michelle Kaotic, used the cover art to “Houses of the Holy” for an event page in 2011 — now, eight years later, the event image has been banned by Facebook.
As you might expect, this didn’t sit well with some Zeppelin fans. So much so that a Change.org petition has been set up asking Facebook to remove the censorship.
Kaotic said, “Approximately 30 minutes after posting the petition on my page, I received a notice that the post went against community standards. I then created another post, mentioning how the petition was removed. Before too long, everyone was commenting, indicating that they had shared the petition and been given warnings. The link to the petition was being removed by anyone sharing it. All because the thumbnail image was the album cover. I even had page members message me to indicate that they had been given 24 hour bans. Some even received three days.”
What do you think about all this? If Led Zeppelin’s “Houses Of The Holy” album cover is being banned, then surely John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s “Two Virgins”, The Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland”, Scorpions’ “Lovedrive”, Pixies’ “Surfer Rosa” and too many more to list should be banned too? What a buncha garbage.
** EDITOR’S NOTE: Facebook has done the right thing and lifted the ban. No need to message/DM/text me that it’s been lifted. I know. Thanks!