Nikki Sixx Thinks Facebook Is Showing A Double Standard After Deleting Pictures
March 10, 2011
Jane Stevenson of TorontoSun.com reports: Motley Crue/Sixx A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx is flummoxed after pictures that he posted from his upcoming photography book, This is Gonna Hurt (out April 12), on his Facebook page were deleted.
In a so-called “celebrity interview” at Canadian Music Week in Toronto on Thursday afternoon, Sixx said he was sent notices to refrain from doing so then he posted a picture of a transgendered man, who was in the process of becoming a woman.
“He has breasts and they pulled that and said no female nudity,” said Sixx, in front of a packed audience in a ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. “And I thought, ‘Okay, we’re on to something here, someone is asleep at the wheel.”
So Sixx posted the new Sixx A.M. single (Lies of The Beautiful People), which has no nudity.
“But it does have a model who half of her face is melted off and she’s extremely beautiful,” he said. “They then deleted that and told me if I do it again, that they’re going to delete my account and I reached out to my lawyers and said, ‘I don’t really feel that’s fair to stop somebody from trying to spread a positive message when they’re not even really manning the ship.'”
Sixx thinks Facebook is showing a double standard.
“It feels to me that they’re allowing inappropriate photos of very young girls and boys a lot of them in their teens, but they’re telling me that I we can’t put up this photo of a single that’s on Amazon and iTunes. So I kind of just did a little blast out to the fans and wanted their input. And it was amazing because 200,000 fans all changed their profile to that picture. It was a pretty nice ‘F–k you.'”
Sixx said he’d love to have a conversation with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about the whole issue.
“I decided to post some half-naked photos of myself (Wednesday) night since they’re allowed to have teenagers on there, and I’m adult, and they don’t seem to have a problem with that so I’m very confused,” said Sixx.
“I think it would an interesting conversation to have with Mark Zuckerberg. ‘Cause I would love to be told I’m wrong. I don’t have a problem with being wrong. I’ve done that a lot but somebody has to look at the issue and see what’s going on here. Maybe Facebook is not the place for art. But maybe it’s also not a place for a version of child pornography either.”
Sixxi’s new photography book, This is Gonna Hurt, will be accompanied by a new Sixx A.M. album of the same name on May 3.