Woman accuses Instagram of deleting her account due to her size

Samm Newman, from Ohio in the US, has accused social media giant, Instagram, of deleting her account due to her size.

The teenager believed her account was deleted because she shared photos of herself in lingerie, she explained: “Fat is not a bad word. How confident can you be if you keep censoring yourself because people don’t want to look at you? My Instagram, it was my safe place because when I was there, I could share anything.”

Instagram have since reinstated the woman’s account and apologised: “When our team processes reports from other members of the Instagram community, we occasionally make a mistake. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

This is not the first time Instagram has been accused of double standards when it comes to deleting people’s accounts. Instagram is not short of women in bikinis, however, when Meghan Tonjes shared a photo of herself recently, her account was deactivated: “I have pride for my curves. My still very fat body. I like a lot.”