Scene – drought-stricken Western NSW
A drought-breaking rain, a joyful young farmer celebrating with an impromptu naked rain dance.
Enter Facebook censors yet again.
… Mr Rogers soon found himself the butt of Facebook fury, with users reporting the image for graphic content or nudity.
The picture was taken down, and Station Photos was issued a warning and a subsequent 24-hour Facebook ban.
Queensland-based page Higgins Storm Chasing also re-posted the picture and received a warning and a ban.
“I went and made a page for it, and mine got blocked,” Mr Rogers said.
The 22-year-old said he did not understand how such a good-natured photo could be so controversial.
“I couldn’t believe it… it was just a harmless joke and it kept going,” he said.
“There’s much worse things on Facebook than that.”
And some reader comments we liked
There’s far worse stuff on Facebook full of hate, racism, violence, religious intolerance, homophobia, bullying and revenge. Show nature au naturel and a bunch of sad twats fall over themselves rushing to point their mouse over the report button. Conservative forces of eras past have got all the prudes, puritans, evangelicals, anti-fun police frothing at their flat screens and had their twisted values shoved squarely down the throat of society once again. A big raspberry to you all. If only all that misplaced energy could be turned against the hate and misinformation about science that is so tolerated as conversation on Facebook and some mainstream media.