Over Weight Teen Has Instagram Account Removed After Selfie

A 19-year-old college student from Ohio is accusing Instagram of size discrimination after her account was removed following a photo she took of herself in a bra and boy shorts. Samm Newman, who is U.S. size 24, told NBC4i that the modest polka dot underwear covered her in the image, adding: ‘I’ve seen [lingerie] pictures like that all over Instagram.’ Instagram, which has guidelines against sharing photos that show nudity, removed Miss Newman’s account for ‘violating community guidelines’, but the social media platform has since apologized, saying it ‘wrongly removed content and worked to rectify the error as soon as we were notified’.

‘Fat is not a bad word,’ said Miss Newman. ‘How confident can you be if you keep censoring yourself because people don’t want to look at you?’


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