Skip to comments.Instagram apologises for removing photo of two men kissing
Posted on 07/02/2018 6:48:17 AM PDT by Ennis85
Olly Alexander and Jade Thirlwall are among people who have expressed anger over Instagram taking down a photo of two men kissing.
The photo was removed from photographer Stella Asia Consonni's Instagram feed for "violating community guidelines".
Instagram says the photo was removed by mistake.
"This post was removed in error and we are sorry. It has since been reinstated," says a spokesperson for Instagram.
London-based photographer Stella posted the photo on Saturday 30 June and she later spoke about the photo being removed in her Instastory.
The photo featured two men - Jordan Bowen and Luca Lucifer - and was published in a piece in I-D magazine.
It is part of a series of photos by Stella, which she plans to exhibit later this year, exploring modern relationships through portraits of couples.
It reappeared on Stella's feed on Sunday, after Olly, Jade and other key people in fashion and LGBT rights asked Instagram why the photo had been deleted.
Stella says she has received homophobic messages since first posting the photo.
"I am receiving many hate messages, saying that it's disgusting and that I should kill myself for posting that," Stella tells Newsbeat.
Stella says she was given no explanation by Instagram why they reinstated her photo and believes it was only done so after public outcry.
Jordan also responded to the photo being deleted, saying his seven-year relationship with Luca had been "reduced to a community guideline."
Instagram says the photo is among the "millions of reports a week" they receive from offended users and that it should not have been removed.
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We the normal (a new “N” word) are already aware that some individuals are afflicted with SSAD (Same Sex Attraction Disorder). There is no need for the afflicted to shove it in our faces.
The “Love that dare not speak its name” just refuses to shut up.
This is so predictable.
This image which touches on homosexuality is noted as offensive.
The usual grievance groups are outraged, have a temper tantrum, that anyone could be offended by such images.
And then, move on to play the homophobia card, and label any such objection to said images as homophobic.
And so it goes.
No, you two weirdos still have a relationship, not a guideline, but that lady was afraid of all the people who hated your photo. That’s it. No more whining.
I read (I think there is a link here somewhere) there are very good scientific biological reasons why seeing 2 guys kissing causes physical discomfort in straight men.
But even the left claims to espouse science, it is only science that services their agenda (or in the case of AGW pseudo science).
They ignore when the body of science goes against their beliefs.
Appropriate last name.
Lord, please remove these demons from our midst. In His name.
Next time it’ll be a pic of a perv all over a little kid.
A pair of butt rimmers kissing. I’m homonauseated. Is there anything more revolting than a pair of male coprophiliacs?
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