The world’s most famous social-networking site has removed one of the world’s most famous album covers from one of its users’ pages.
Is there anyone in the world that hasn’t seen the cover art that graced Nirvana’s 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind? The photo of a naked baby floating underwater while grabbing for a dollar bill is one of the most iconic images ever to emerge from the grunge moment and has been spoofed by such notables as “Weird Al” Yankovic and Bart Simpson.
The story goes that record company Geffen was uncomfortable about the photo of then three-month-old Spencer Elden because the infant’s penis was clearly visible. The label ended up prepping an alternative cover with Elden’s tiny todger airbrushed out, but Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain objected to the missing organ and the rest, as they say, is history.
The New York Press says the album cover photo was reposted after users complained. That explanation may not pass the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” test, but it does indicate that someone at Facebook might have had their “Lithium” prescription refilled.