London, August 9: A mum-of-four has been banned from Facebook for posting arty snaps of scantily clad pregnant women.
Hays Lynch, 37, who runs a photography company in Devon, was baffled after being temporarily barred from the social networking site for showcasing an tasteful shot of a pregnant woman's bump.
The woman in the picture has covered her breasts and is wearing knickers, leaving Mrs Lynch wondering why it was deemed as inappropriate nudity.
The photo closely resembles the famous Jessica Simpson pose on the front cover of Elle as well as similar pics of Mariah Carey and Demi Moore.
Facebook has grabbed headlines before for banning seemingly inoffensive and stylish pregnancy pictures.
A separate image for which the snapper was handed a second ban shows three bare bottoms below colourful umbrellas.
Hays was shocked and defiant after being told the pics breached Facebook standards of nudity and pornography.
"It's hardly pornographic is it?" the Sun quoted her as saying.
"I couldn't believe it when I was told I was being banned - a lot worse gets published on Facebook and goes unnoticed.
"We're in the 21st Century for goodness sake - it was cheeky and about embracing the horrible weather."
Mrs Lynch received a message to say an anonymous complaint had been lodged and the photo was being taken down as it was inappropriate.
Yet Mrs Lynch, who has now been inspired to create a cheeky calendar, believes the images are harmless and liberating.
"It was not rude or sexual. It is about empowering women and helping them to feel comfortable in their own skins," she said.
"It frustrates me. It is laughable because so much good comes from the photographs. It has liberated so many women. I certainly wouldn't want to offend anybody," she added. (ANI)