Are you crying with laughter or is someone cutting an onion?

Probably both. That's because a seed company in Newfoundland is surely having a laugh after Facebook cut their onion ad after deeming it "overtly sexual."

The photo in question consisted of a pile of onions in a basket.

On Monday, Jackson McLean, the manager of Gaze Seed Co. in St. John's, said he was notified by the social media site that the photo would not be advertised on their platform.

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So we just got notified by Facebook that the photo used for our Walla Walla Onion seed is "Overtly Sexual" and therefore cannot be advertised to be sold on their platform... Can you see it?

- The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze

The media giant soon back peddled and lifted the ban promptly after the east-coast company took to social media to contest it.

But not before discussion ran wild around what the image appeared to be.

"Bunch of dirty minds over there," the onion advertisers joked in one post referring to the people at Facebook. 

Meg Sinclair, the Head of Communications at Facebook Canada stated, "We use automated technology to keep nudity off our apps, but sometimes it doesn’t know a walla walla onion from a, well, you know. We restored the ad and are sorry for the business’ trouble." 

The St. John's based-business has been running since 1925 and provides high quality seeds and other supplies to their customers. 

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

 
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