Sarah Palin thought it would be a good idea to go and post some pictures of a dead moose her husband had killed along with the bloody-stumped antlers of two mature bulls. The pictures, which violate Facebook’s terms of service, can be reported as graphic violence.
In 2014, Facebook took a stance against the posting of dead animals, removing all of the pictures it could find after multiple complaints came in about a woman’s hunting page. Palin, who obviously thinks she’s too cool for her own shoes, has decided it’s OK to post gore at her discretion.
There is nothing illegal about what Palin posted, as her husband and a friend shot and killed the moose legally, but that still doesn’t make it OK. While I myself wasn’t particularly bothered by the images, I was reminded why the rule is in place when my wife and son walked into the room, horrified at what they were seeing. I’m embedding the post here because hopefully with enough reports it will be taken down and we’ll all see that little broken thumb that says “This content is no longer available,” so if seeing dead animals isn’t your thing, please don’t click the pictures. The antlers were particularly disturbing to my family:
Hunting is what it is. The Palins seem to use what they harvest, so I’m not going to criticize them for it. What I am going to criticize is the posting of grotesque pictures on a media platform approved for people as young as 13-years-old when the same point could have been made with a picture of Palin firing up the grill.
Call me a bleeding heart liberal; I’m okay with it.
Facebook doesn’t actually look at posts that are reported unless they’re reported by a multitude of people. Here’s a step-by-step visual on how to report for graphic violence, in case you’ve never done it before:
Even if you don’t find the subject matter or the images offensive, do yourself a favor and report the post anyway. Because let’s face it…being a part of having a post removed from Sarah Palin’s timeline not only serves to better Facebook, it’s also funny as hell.
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