Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, is snatching down nude Burt Reynolds photos faster than users can put the images up. Reynolds died of a cardiac arrest in Florida at age 82 on Thursday.
Reynolds’s fans are paying their respects by posting Burt Reynolds’s iconic photo shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine back in the 1970s.
The sexy centerfold pinup shows the hunky actor in all his hairy chest glory laying on a bear skin rug. His hand is strategically placed over his nether region.
The pinup adorned the bedroom walls of teenagers and women all over America. Burt’s brawny good looks and his aforementioned hairy chest drove the female population wild.
Legions of women packed into theaters to watch his hit movies, including Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, and The Cannonball Run.
Burt’s breakout movie role in Deliverance (1972) cemented his legend as a Hollywood sex symbol in an era when masculinity wasn’t considered threatening or exclusionary.
According to The Blast, Facebook has been shadow banning posts containing the photos. Users received a notice from Facebook explaining that the image “goes against our Community Standards on nudity or sexual activity.”
It doesn’t matter that there’s no genitalia shown in the image.
According to The Blast, the problem is Burt “oozes so much sex appeal that it was probably crashing the servers in Menlo Park” where Facebook is headquartered.