Father Begs Facebook To Take Down Photos Of Daughter With Boyfriend Who Murdered Her And You Can Probably Guess Their Answer
Facebook is real quick to eliminate Candy Crush requests but really standing pat on photos of a murderer.
A father from the UK is pleading with Facebook to take down photos of his daughter and her ex-boyfriend. Of course, Facebook is being dicks about it.
Hollie Gazzard, a 20-year-old hair dresser from Gloucester, U.K., was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend Asher Maslin in February of last year, after she had broken up with him.
Her father, Nick Gazzard, requested that Facebook take down the pictures. They refused, citing their policy that “when a profile is memorialised following someone’s death, changes cannot be made.”
A spokesperson responded to Gazzard’s plea with a statement saying: “People have told us that they would like to leave a legacy on Facebook. […] We memorialize accounts to provide a place of remembrance and maintain the profile as it was when the person passed away. […] We understand in tragic cases such as this it may mean there are sometimes painful reminders but memorialized accounts are designed to preserve the privacy of the deceased.”
Gazzard is making one final attempt to get the pics taken down by “withdrawing the copyright of the photographs in the hopes that it will give him the power to have them removed.”
[via Some eCards]