Mother of twins stretch marks photos censored by Instagram

Instagram has deleted images of the body of a mother of twins after they deemed the photos violated community guidelines.

A woman who says that she has finally found happiness after struggling with bullies during her youth has been bullied once again – by a social media company.

The young mother, 20-year old Hannah Moore from the UK posted pictures of her post-pregnancy stretch marks on Instagram.

She says she was shocked that less than two-minutes after they were posted her account was blocked.

Hannah Moore says it took all her confidence away ( Source: Facebook)

The mother of now 10-month old twin girls posted the images with a caption that “people should never get judged for the size and what they look like because everyone is beautiful.”

But Ms Moore says that images were reported.

She said that the blocking of her account has made her think her body is “clearly fat, ugly and disgusting and it made people feel sick”.

The image which Instagram felt violated community standards.

She told The Telegraph “The picture was up two minutes until my Instagram logged out itself and then it came up saying my account has been shut down because of violations.”

“Nobody could get on my Instagram and nobody could search for it so someone had obviously reported the picture for nudity and all it was, was a picture of my belly and it has just took my confidence away.

Ms Moore says that when she was younger she was bullied about her weight and that she did not find true happiness until she left school and had her daughters Lily and Grace.

Instagram’s community guidelines state: “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.


“Photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed.”

After Hannah’s photos went viral the account was restored.

Hannah wrote: Earlier today i posted this on instagram, explaining that ive never felt comfortable with my size but im happy with the way i am, that people love me no matter what size i am. Someone reported it causing my account to close down, they must have felt sick looking at it. just what to say NEVER let someone bring your confidence down, NEVER let someone judge you by your size, because it shouldnt matter, youre still beautiful!

Hannah then posted this image ( Source: Instagram)

She retaliated once her account was up by posting further pics of her stretch marks.

 “this picture is NOT nudity. its a belly, a big belly, with strech marks. i carried twins for 6 months and im proud. ive always been ‘big’ but that doesnt change who i am. DONT judge people by their size. EVERYONE is beautiful no matter how much they weigh. #bigbeautifulwomen #biggirls #strechmarks #fatty #chubby #big #beautiful #dontjudge #meat #menloveit

A spokeswoman for Instagram told The Mirror “It was a technical mistake and the account has been restored.”

The actions come just days after Instagram announced they would no longer censure breastfeeding photos saying that “women actively breastfeeding are allowed,” as well as ladies who are showing “photos of post-mastectomy scarring.”

The site added that “nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too.”

Just not, it seems, photos of stretch marks.

What do you think of Instagram’s actions?