06.12.131:56 PM ET

Facebook to Allow Mastectomy Pictures

After online petition gets 20,000 signatures.

Facebook just announced that photos of mastectomy scars will now be allowed on the social-networking site, after gathered the necessary 20,000 signatures. In a statement, Facebook claimed that the site has “long allowed mastectomy photos,” but they were only removed after reports by other users. Fully exposed breasts without scars will still be banned from the site.