Outrage After Facebook REMOVES Stanford Rape Case Meme
There's been outrage over the leniency of a sentence handed down to Brock Turner after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in 2015.
Turner, 20, was sentenced to just six months jail time.
Many have been quick to call "white male privilege" but the judge said he decided on a six month sentence because, "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him. I think he will not be a danger to others."
A letter written by the victim has since gone viral. In it she describes what happened that night and how her life has been utterly changed, forever.
Throughout the coverage of the trail many people were frustrated that Turner was still being referred to as a "Stanford Swimmer" and that media outlets were using his yearbook picture when discussing the case.
As soon as his mugshot was released it became the focal image, however some were still not satisfied so they created this Meme...
However Facebook today removed the meme from multiple Facebook accounts.
Users were seriously angered by the move and argued that the meme did NOT violate community standards which allows "open and critical discussion of people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience based on their profession or chosen activities."
Facebook says it's working towards restoring the removed images and has apologised for taking them down in the first place.