Instagram has recently revealed its ‘double standard’ on nudity after deleting just one out of three nude photos posted by mothers.
Editor of Kidspot, Alys Gagnon, posted a nude photo of herself on the social media, which got removed about 12 hours later because it violated their guidelines on nudity.
“Given there are no material differences in the photos, all I can do is assume that my photo was removed because images of fat women, untouched and unposed but still proud and confident, are offensive.”
Gagnon makes the point that other moms, like Kim Kardashian and Christie Hayes also post nude photos of themselves.
The reason why they don’t get their pictures removed is because they fit with the mainstream standard of beauty. They are slim and airbrushed, hence why they haven’t been taken down.
Instagram’s terms are as follows:
“We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too.”
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