These onions raise some doubts about their content.
The photo of the seed company onion seeds, written by EW Guess, was posted on Facebook late last month.
However, shortly after the publication of the harmless post that advertised the seeds of “Junior, some sweet” for $ 1.99, the company received a notification from the social media giant that the photo of the vegetable had been removed as “excessive sex”.
“So we got a Facebook post saying that the photo used for our Valla onion seed is ‘excessive sex’ and therefore cannot be advertised for sale on their platform … Can you see this?” The company wrote on the cheek.
“Listings may not place products or services in a sexually explicit manner,” the notice told the company.
Said store manager Jackson McLean BBC He thought it had something to do with the “circle” of onions flagged on Facebook.
A spokesman for Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but told the BBC it was using “automated technology” to censor images.
“We use automated technology to keep nudity out of our apps, but sometimes you don’t even know an onion with a tail out of it, you know,” Meg Sinclair, Facebook Canada’s head of communications, told the BBC.
There were reports that McLean appealed the decision and reinstated the Facebook ad, but not before taking traction with the shares and likes on the Story Company page.
Looks better. McLean told the BBC they had sold more tailed onions “in the last three days than in the last five years”.