Facebook Memes Compare Aboriginal Athlete To Gorilla That Was Fatally Shot
Facebook said the posts don't violate its terms.
The other says, “too many celebrities taken early. First Prince now Adam Goodes. Rip in piece Adam Goodes” — and underneath is a picture of a gorilla.
The memes have attracted thousands of comments, most condemnatory.
"This is the most shameful, demeaning, pathetic, consciously offensive and CALLOUS post," One Facebook user wrote.
Another said that "this photo further perpetuates the marginalisation and discrimination of Aboriginal people".
Despite requests from Facebook users to remove the posts, they remain online. Users who reported the memes as offensive to Facebook received a message saying the posts did not violate their community standards.
The page's moderators have defended the memes, posting, "it's just a joke, don't you understand that this page is for fun?"
"80% of fans have voted! This meme shouldn't be deleted! Who doesn't like this meme unlike the page or do anything that they want!"