The ad for a haunted house advertised on Facebook has drawn criticism, with some accusing the company of using it to try and lure women in.
The ad shows a man walking in the house, a woman sitting on a chair, and a dog in a cage.
It’s a rather creepy image, but it’s not the first time a Facebook ad has drawn controversy.
In February, the Benedictine Sisters ad appeared alongside a video of the famous horror film The Haunting which showed a man playing a creepy guitar.
The ad for the Benedictine Sisters is seen on Facebook https://t.co/WVjWxR7p9t https://t,co/5d7W8Jh3b4 https:/www.facebook.com/haunted-house-and-restaurant/posts/100447529881656?type=1#ixzz2jkf8g7bA The Benedictine sisters were a small American Catholic nunnery in New Hampshire in the 1800s, according to Facebook.
In a statement to The Huffington Post, Facebook said the ad was meant to be a playful and uplifting way to encourage people to get out of their homes and explore.
“The video in question was not intended to be malicious or intended to discourage anyone from visiting Benedictine nuns’ home,” it said.
As reported by Business Insider, the Benedictines’ website features a short video of a man in a creepy suit playing a guitar in the home, which then fades to a close-up of the man in the chair, where the dog is playing.
However, some critics have pointed out that the Benedictinians website is a little less scary than the original video, with a creepy narrator and a little girl on a bed in the video.
There is also an “About” section which claims that the video was created to help “promote the Benedictina family.”
“There’s a lot of people in our community who don’t like our religion, so we think this is a good thing for them to get to know the community,” the narrator said in the Facebook ad.
In March, Facebook added a disclaimer saying the ad does not “encourage or encourage anyone to commit suicide.”
Facebook has also faced criticism for using an image of a ghostly woman to advertise a home, and the company has since said it is working on a “more compassionate and inclusive ad.”
“We want to help people understand how the ad will be different for people who are new to our platform,” the company said.
“In the future, we’re hoping to make it more respectful of the people who use Facebook to find information.”Read more at https: https…