NewsLocal NewsIn Your Parish


Facebook lifts ban on Mandeville company’s king cake baby ads

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 12:42:36-05

A recent ban on one Mandeville company’s Facebook ads featuring plastic king cake babies has finally been lifted.

King Cake Snob and Innovative Advertising say that Facebook book has reversed its decision to ban their ads featuring the iconic bare babies. Facebook initially deemed the ads to be “sensitive in nature” because of their depiction of “excessive skin or nudity.”

That ban has now been lifted and ads featuring the uncensored babies are now gracing the company’s King Cake Snob Facebook Page.

In gratitude for the allowing the paid ads to run, Innovative Advertising says they have sent a Mardi Gras treat to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team.

That treat is a customized,  Facebook edition king cake complete with blue sugar.

A fully-clothed king cake baby, wearing a Facebook-branded t-shirt, was included in the shipment.

“Facebook Edition” King Cake sent to Mark Zuckerberg and team courtesy Innovative Advertising

The king cake was created by Caluda’s King Cake in Harahan.

King cake baby ‘too sensitive’ for Facebook, Mandeville company has ads removed