Facebook has allowed the “Kill Kendall Jones” community page to stay, despite deleting several of the Texas teen’s hunting photos for violating the social media network’s animal abuse policies.
Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old cheerleader and avid hunter, sparked outrage and admiration with online photos of her trophy kills.
Facebook deleted a series of photos that showed her posing with a variety of animals, including a leopard and a lion, that she had shot earlier this month on safari in Zimbabwe.
The pictures were said to break a rule about “graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence,” as outlined in this page on Facebook Community Standards, Mashable reported.
“We remove reported content that promotes poaching of endangered species, the sale of animals for organized fight or content that includes extreme acts of animal abuse,” a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable.
But Juneau Empire reporter Matt Woolbright noticed the stunning contradiction when he tried to report the “Kill Kendall Jones” community page, and Facebook said it didn’t violate their standards.
Twitchy points out that the same photos Facebook deleted from Ms. Jones’ page still remain on the “Kill Kendall Jones” page.
UPDATE: A community demanding the removal of the “Kill Kendall Jones” page quickly gained support over Wednesday night, and it appears that Facebook has removed it as of Thursday morning.
Social media users began uploading messages they received from Facebook that said the page had been deleted due to posing a “credible threat of violence.”