“That’s just disgusting to do something like that considering the circumstances of her death, where she was bullied and tormented online over a photo.Now you have some company do it in an advertisement on Facebook. I really am absolutely lost for words,” Mr Canning added.And yet this is exactly what happened to Ben, who writes on his Tumblr that he’d “signed up for a profile a few months ago, and stopped using it after about a week because of it’s neutered functionality, and the fact that it seemed like diet OKCupid.
Amused, they listened patiently as I droned on about the objectification of women. About how all the men on were just looking for arm-candy-bimbos. A few hours later, after enduring the indignity of having them comb through my Facebook albums, they showed me the three photos to post. In my initial photos, my goal was to seem as hot as possible. Also: No photos in which you're holding something weird (ceramic animals, plastic baby dolls, snakes, etc.) or that have been through Instagram or Hipstamatic-style editing. Sure, the lighting is great in your bathroom, and your hair looks fabulous. Don't put yourself into a situation where he thinks you're dishonest at first sight. Sorry feline fans, but you don't want to be pegged as a crazy cat lady. You and your dog show you're active and down to earth. Many men like to be active and physical; you want to show you can keep up with them.The Canadian teen committed suicide in April this year after becoming a victim of cyber-bullying, when a photo that appeared to show her alleged rape by four boys was circulated on the internet.According to Rehtaeh's mother Leah, her daughter had been attacked at a party she attended two years previously.Facebook confirmed they have banned the company involved in the dating advert from the social network."This is an extremely unfortunate example of an advertiser scraping an image from the internet and using it in their ad campaign," a spokesman said."This is a gross violation of our ad policies and we have removed the ad and permanently deleted the advertiser's account."We apologise for any harm this caused."In a blog post, Rehtaeh's father Glenn Canning said he was "bewildered and disgusted" by the incident after being alerted to the advert earlier this week.Speaking to , Ms Canning said she and her husband are "constantly reliving the nightmare over and over again".Users should be able to opt out of these services easily, and it should be made clear from the get go that their imagery could be used like this. Although I should’ve been more careful, no company should bury the fact that they’re doing this.