Iconic artwork is ruled in violation of social networking site's terms of use

Nirvana‘s cover art for their 1991 classic album ‘Nevermind’ has been banned from Facebook.

The artwork, which shows a naked baby swimming underwater after a dollar bill, was uploaded to the social networking site by the official Nirvana page in preparation for the announcement of the album’s 20th anniversary reissue, but was then removed from the site shortly after.

According to the site, the picture was removed as it violates Facebook‘s terms use, in particular a rule which reads: “Facebook does not allow photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use, violence or other violations of the Terms of Use.”

‘Nevermind’ will be re-issued on September 26 with two new versions, namely the Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions, hitting the shelves.

The 2CD Deluxe edition will contain a remastered cut of the original album plus B-sides as well as a CD featuring the Smart Studio Sessions, The Boombox Rehearsals and BBC Sessions.

The 4CD + DVD Super Deluxe edition will contain these two CDs, plus a CD of the previously unreleased The Devonshire Mixes and the previously unreleased Live At The Paramount Theatre from their 1991 Halloween gig in Seattle, footage of which will also be included on the DVD. The show is the only known Nirvana gig that was shot to film. The Deluxe edition will also be available on vinyl.