Sometimes the Internet and social media is full of awesome and sometimes it’s loaded with bullshit…the last week or so has seen both. The Internet went loco when Instagram decide to ban the hashtag #curvy…uhuh I know, frigging stupid right?
It’s like banning the word car or foot or circle, ‘curvy’ is a real word and part of the English language, has been forever. So why did Instagram decide to ban the hashtag curvy? Why did they take down ‘all’ the posts ever hash tagged with curvy? Because apparently the hashtag ‘curvy’ violates their nudity policy.
Yeah right, I call bullshit! Dickheads are everywhere on the Internet and they will hashtag the shit outa ‘any’ word to pedal their smut..and I mean any word! I have looked up lots of hashtags and seen smut and filth that included actual porn videos. Yeah, FULL on videos!
#curvy is a hashtag I use on every photo because…I’m freaking curvy! My business name is ‘Styling Curvy’, I work with brands who have the word curvy within their name or tag line. Curvy describes a body shape…not freaking porn. when people want to look up anything related to curvy (like fashion) then #curvy is one of the most used search tags…well it was. By banning my hashtag you are kinda saying that it’s offensive, that I’m offensive. Well guess what Instagram…piss off!
I’m not standing for that crap, get real Instagram and grow a pair of balls. Don’t ban a word that’s part of the English language, put your money where your mouth is and hire some dudes to get serious and block and delete the smutty accounts. Yeah that’s right, simple hey?! BLOCK & DELETE. Get rid of the filthy accounts because no one wants them, allowing these smutt peddlers to have accounts is actually like giving them a green light with a hi-5. Der!
Last night I collected a parcel from the post office, a gift sent to me on the back of me posting a pic about the hashtag ban. I like to call it the week of bullshit and brilliance. When something bullshit happens on social media the universe has a way of setting things straight. The delightful team at Uberkate jewels saw my pic on Instagram and made me a special gift. Brilliance! I know, you can squeal, I did!
I’ve always wanted my own Uberkate banner necklace and now I have one that represents me, my business and the good in people. What a gorgeous gift hey.
Imagine the conversation starter this banner necklace will bring!
I’m going to have fun wearing this Uberkate Banner necklace at the Pro Blogger conference too.
Styling curvy is about my curvy body and styling a curvy body but it’s also about the curveballs we get in life. For me I’ve had a few but the toughest and biggest was cancer. Getting through those curveballs and coming out the other side intact with a smile on my face and a kinder heart….that’s what Styling Curvy is.
Receiving this banner necklace is seriously one of the coolest things that has happened to me so far on my bloggy journey. It was a kind and fun gesture that made me smile and made me feel proud for standing up…speaking up… for what I believe in.
Instagram might try to slap censorship on social media but me…nope, I won’t be censored. I say it like it is…every single time. Thankyou Uberkate for your special gift…totally squeal worthy.
Have you ever stood up for something you believe in? What was it?
What’s your thoughts on the ban on Instagram?