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Facebook brands nude picture of Alton Towers amputee as disturbing


A disabled rights activists page has been blocked after Facebook branded a photo he shared of an Alton Towers crash amputee disturbing.

Simon Sansome, 37, who runs campaigning group Ability Access, posted an empowering image of Vicky Balch, 23, as an example of bravery.

The activist, from Leicester, slammed Facebooks action as discrimination and said he was left appalled by the decision.

Fee for online ?200 per image orAV set fee of ?1000 Fee for hardcopy ?350 per image or set fee of ?1500 must credit andrewwoodphotography.co.uk / Sunday Mirror or fee will be double Online Embargoed untill 12.01am on 30/01/2017 - failure to comply will result in penalty fees of ?2000. Vicky Balch lost her right leg in the Alton Towers Smiler accident poses nude

Vicky Balchs photo was branded disturbing by Facebook (Picture: Andrew Wood/Sunday Mirror)

The image in question shows Vicky, 21 at the time, in a nude shot focusing on her amputated leg, which was shared almost three years ago.

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Simon, who suffered spinal damage after a rugby accident four years ago and now uses a wheelchair, recorded a call with a member of Facebooks marketing team.

The operator is believed to have said: Anything thats disturbing isnt allowed on Facebook.



You have to understand, Im sure some people find it disturbing to see pictures of disabled people. I dont, but some might.

I have never come across a page that promotes disability.

He launched his page four years ago in a bid to tackle the stigma of disability by sharing images, videos and tips for readers.

Editorial use onlyAV Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (8203745au) Vicky Balch 'Lorraine' TV show, London, UK - 01 Feb 2017 Just 18 months ago Vicky Balch was seriously injured in a rollercoaster accident at Alton Towers. But despite losing her leg, she's now bared all for a special photoshoot - a move she hopes will inspire others. She joins Lorraine to tell us about posing naked and being proud of her body.

Vicky has publicly spoken out about her issues with confidence following the accident (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Simon Samsone said it was the 'worst' comment he'd ever heard (Picture: Simon Samsone Facebook)

Simon Sansome said it was the worst comment hed ever heard (Picture: Simon Sansome Facebook)

Simon, who lives in Leicester, told The Sun Online: Facebook has just pulled this picture out of obscurity saying its adult content, but its not, its empowering people.

Theres nothing seedy or horrible about my page. Its an information platform.

He added: In all my years, its the worst comment Ive ever heard.

Facebook apologised but insisted the post was rejected for depicting adult content, as there is a partially covered topless female in the video.

But Simon is still banned from inviting new members to like his page.

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