Facebook tells Viz to f**k right off

Brit comic unpublished for community standards breach

UPDATED Facebook has "unpublished" the page pertaining to legendary Brit comic Viz, citing a breach of the social network's terms and community standards.

Viz revealed the shock news on Twitter earlier today, prompting one fan to suggest: "Couldn't you disguise yourselves by posting child pornography or right wing nut job content?"

The Viz tweet announcing the demise of its Facebook page

Viz has since 1979 been serving its own brand of adult humour in a kids' comic stylee. Its creations include Roger Mellie, Sid the Sexist and The Fat Slags, as well as the user-generated "Letterbocks".

This fine example of the latter (NSFW) may go some way to explaining why Facebook has taken exception to Viz. ®

Bootnote

We may not have much in common, but El Reg and Viz are in total agreement on the matter of Skegness.

Update

Viz's Facebook presence is now restored. "They wouldn't tell us what we did, but we promise not to do it again, whatever it was," the comic said yesterday.




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