Instagram apologizes to Supermodel Bella Hadid for removing her post that mentioned ‘Palestine’
Recently, Bella took to her Instagram handle and shared a post that showed a picture of her father's passport with his birthplace listed as Palestine.
The Palestinian-Dutch origin supermodel Bella Hadid is an American model. In 2016, The 23-year-old was voted “Model of the Year” by industry professionals for Models.com.
Recently, Bella took to her Instagram handle and shared a post that showed a picture of her father’s passport with his birthplace listed as Palestine. But, the post was removed from the platform.
The model was furious, disappointed, and called out Instagram for bullying by removing her post.
“Instagram removed my story that only said ‘My baba And his birthplace of Palestine’ with a picture of his American passport,” the American supermodel shared on her Instagram Story.
She continued: “@instagram exactly what part of me being proud of my father’s birthplace of Palestine is ‘bullying, harassment, graphic or sexual nudity?’”
“Are we not allowed to be Palestinian on Instagram” and added: “This, to me, is bullying,” said Hadid.
According to Page Six, a United States-based news outlet, a spokesperson for Instagram’s parent company Facebook said the photo should not have been removed.
“To protect our community’s privacy, we don’t allow people to post personal information, such as passport numbers, on Instagram. In this case, the passport number was blurred out, so this content shouldn’t have been removed,” the spokesperson said.
“We’ve restored the content and apologized to Bella for the mistake.”
Bella Hadid also said she was “proud to be Palestinian” and urged her 31.5 million followers on Instagram to “post where their mother and fathers were born today!”
“Remind them of how proud you are of where you come from !!!” Hadid added.
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