Plus-Sized Bloggers Who Were Using #Curvy On Instagram Are Now Using #Curvee, Because Body Positivity Can't Be Contained
Instagram's ban on the hashtag #curvy was quite short-lived because plus-sized bloggers who used #curvy are now using #curvee. Originally, Instagram's choice to ban the hashtag #curvy seemed understandable in the sense that, "it was being used to share images and videos that violated Instagram’s community guidelines around nudity," according to BuzzFeed. However, Instagram might've overlooked the fact that the hashtag was also used for a more body positive audience. But with the news that bodiposi users have transferred over to #curvee, it's apparent that the body positive movement just cannot be contained.
In addition to #curvee, women have been protesting on Instagram through hashtags such as #bringcurvyback, #everybodyisbeautiful, and everyone's favorite, #effyourbeautystandards. Many women have made valid opinionated statements surrounding the issue with banning #curvy. Statements such as, "[Instagram's] reasoning is that SOME posts using [#curvy] displayed nudity. why, then, do i see countless men displaying full body shots? this is not only sexist as f*** but also body shaming. is #skinny banned? what about #fit because we all know naked fitness models are on here. empower the #CURVEE hashtag and post to support those of us against this ridiculous policy."
Looks like Instagram is going to have to find a different way to tackle nudity violations. Perhaps Eva Chen could be of some help with her new position at Instagram?