Why Instagram Just Banned the Hashtag 'Curvy'

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Instagram continues to bans things for no apparent reason. They already prohibit women from showing their nipple on the app, while men are allowed to, and now they've banned the hashtag #curvy. You can no longer search the popular hashtag, and instead get an error message saying the page isn't available.

So how come the hashtag, which many people used as a celebration of loving their own curves and body confidence, has been removed? "It was being used to share images and videos that violated Instagram's community around nudity," a spokesperson for the app told BuzzFeed of the reasoning.

Strangely enough, you can still search #fat, #skinny and #thin, which seems like an obvious double standard to us. But users annoyed about the ban have fought back, starting a new version of the hashtag #Curvee.
So smart!

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