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Plus Size Womans Picture Deleted by Instagram (Does IG Discriminate Against Plus Sizes?)

Plus Size Womans Picture Deleted by Instagram (Does IG Discriminate Against Plus Sizes?)

Meghan Tonjes is proud of her figured and took to social network Instagram to show off her curves. Unfortunately, when she posted a picture of her backside it wasn’t long before the plus-sized video blogger received a message that her picture was  removed from the site “for violating our Community Guidelines.”

Tonjes would have accepted her picture being removed in accordance to the networks standards but given that celebrities like Kim Kardashian and various other “models” post similar rear end and even more reveling pictures and are never flagged by the site itself

She took to Youtube to express her concerns, posting a (F.A.T Frequently Asked Tonjas), watch below:

“I have no shame, I’ve posted photos along my weight loss and transformation of me in gym clothes,” she says in the video, “in underwear, just photos of parts of my body that I’m super happy with and I’m super proud of and I’ve embraced getting older. I have pride for my curves. My still very fat body, I like a lot.”

“If I feel like a conversation should be had, I’m going to have it,” Tonjes told TODAY.com  by phone from Los Angeles. “I didn’t think [Instagram] would see it, but I thought it would start an important conversation about how we see bodies and how certain bodies are seen. I just wanted people to talk about it and think about it. I did what I know how to do, and that’s make a YouTube video.”

Spokesperson for Instagram also went on record with TODAY to let Tonjes know the picture had been restored on Wednesday.

“We try hard to find a good balance between allowing people to express themselves creatively and keeping Instagram a fun and safe place,” the spokesperson said. “Our guidelines put limitations on nudity and mature content, but we recognize that we don’t always get it right. In this case, we made a mistake and have since restored the content.”

When TODAY gave Megan the good news, she was thrilled and went on record to say,

“That’s awesome,” she said. “That makes me so happy. I didn’t blame Instagram for taking it down. My issue was the reporting system. They send an email because someone flagged it, so they figure, oh, there’s probably something wrong. And there’s no way to appeal, and no human eyes to check it out.”

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