If an Instagram account gets deactivated, chances are, it’s because of nudity.
The rules state that if you have a photo that shows sex, genitals, close-ups of your ass or female nipples, you’ll get banned.
But would you consider this ‘too sexy’ for Instagram?
Yesss I am Biggg 😳 and Well Aware ✋🏼… but to be honest I truly do not care👊🏻 I have debated sharing this video of my big bare belly in full workout mode because of body shaming comments that I am sure will come 😲. Ultimately, this wasn't a great enough reason to keep me from sharing and empowering women to love their bodies through each stage of their fitness journeys 🙏🏻💪🏼. Six pack or big belly I still hustle 😓😋 I only have around 3 1/2 months left of carrying around this bump 👶🏼 and will do it wearing whatever I want ✌🏻️. Cannot wait to do comparison vids postnatal 👏🏻 *Vid is slightly sped up. Keep in mind my body is positioned in ways that are comfortable for my pregnant body. |LegionAthletics.com| For the supps I took pre-pregnancy. My post workout Nutrition Always includes Whey+Protein (chocolate flavor 😛) 👌🏻 @legionath @legionath Code:"Brittany" for a discount
Brittany Perille Yobe has been posting fitness videos like this on Instagram for the better part of two years, racking up 922,000 followers in the process. But after posting a seemingly harmless exercise tutorial that showed her bare baby belly, her account was disabled.
The video was up for less than 24 hours – despite the fact that Brittany wore leggings and a sports bra.
She received a message from Instagram explaining her post was disabled for ‘not following the Instagram Community Guidelines’ because it is ‘sexually suggestive or contains nudity’.
All I was doing in the video was working out like I’d done in all the other workout videos I have posted for years. There was nothing out of the ordinary in this one besides my bump.
She added the video was the first to share her new ‘mummy’ body, saying: “This video showcased my new baby bump where my washboard abs used to be. I guess my six-month belly was too much for Instagram to handle.”
Just found out there is a little wild BOY 💙growing inside my belly! 🎉 Jumping and kicking away making this Mama verrry 😷🤕. So sticking with lesser weight until I get over this vertigo and some lingering HG symptoms 🙏🏻. Half way done with carrying my little man inside of me. Hallelujah 🙌🏼 All this baby wants is cereal & protein shakes🙈 Which is fiiine by me 💁🏼 Click the link in my bio for the Protein I drink @legionath @legionath Code:Brittany for a discount My Ultimate Booty Building Guide is available on my site: WWW.BRITTANYPERILLE.COM
As someone who relies on Instagram for income — she’s built her entire business around the platforms — Brittany was understandably deeply concerned by her ban and decided to appeal the decision, Cosmopolitan reports.
Luckily, as of a few days ago, Brittany’s account was reinstated.
Hopefully this was all a mistake on Instagram’s part, and her bare baby bump wasn’t actually viewed as inappropriate material.