Sorry, Facebook, but the finest art is always about sex and death

The social media site’s ludicrous attempt to ban Gustave Courbet’s masterpiece reveals its ignorance about life itself.

Facebook, it seems, gets nauseous when it looks at The Origin of the World. It has banned Courbet’s 19th-century painting and closed down the Facebook page of French art lover Frédéric Durand-Baïssas for showing it in breach of its nudity policy. Now Durand-Baïssas is suing for damages and demanding the restoration of his Facebook rights.

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