Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has hit out at Facebook administrators for removing his photos from the site.
Sixx is currently promoting his new book, This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx. He recently posted two nude photographs from the book on the social networking site, which were swiftly deleted.
He then tried to post a still from the video by his other band Sixx:AM‘s song ‘Lies Of The Beautiful People’. This was also deleted by administrators.
Sixx told Spinner: “I posted this nude picture of this girl Farah – she’s about 350 pounds and she ended up doing pornography. I was looking for a woman that would pose nude that was extremely overweight and it was deleted by Facebook. And I went, ‘Oh, you can’t put art on Facebook?'”
After Sixx was warned by administrators to stop uploading photos he posted the email exchange online. He then encouraged his followers to change their profile picture to the still from the video, which around 250,000 of them did.
The Facebook administrators’ response was to delete the accounts of a number of those who’d posted the picture, including James Michael, singer in Sixx:AM.
Sixx added: “So I’m asking where is this at? Is this censorship? Is this a double standard? What’s happening?”
Sixx:AM‘s new album ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ is released on May 3.