A 19-year-old American student has accused Instagram of discriminating against plus-sized people after it removed a photo she took of herself in her underwear.
Samm Newman, from Ohio, said she felt like Instagram was a “safe place” where she could post photos of her size 28 body, according to a ninemsn.com.au report.
Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, deactivated Ms Newman’s account, saying that it violated community guidelines.
The college student accused the site of having double-standards and cracking down on “anyone who doesn’t fit their idea of normal”.
Ms Newman, who was bullied throughout high school, said that she posted the image as part of a body positivity movement on Instagram.
Instagram apologised for the incident, saying that they wrongly removed the content.
“I’m going to make a difference in the world, regardless of whether Instagram cooperates or not,” she said.