Why Did Instagram Remove Bella Hadid's Story of Her Father's Heritage?

Published July 8th, 2020 - 06:12 GMT
Why Did Instagram Remove Bella Hadid's Story on Her Father's Heritage?
Hadid had said that "she's proud to be a Palestinian and that everybody should post in celebration of their parents' birthplaces". (Facebook/Instagram)

US model Bella Hadid slapped Instagram for their decision to remove a story she posted a few hours earlier, with a photo of her father's American passport where it said that he was born in Palestine on November 1948," saying that "she's proud to be Palestinian and that everybody should post in celebration of their parents' birthplaces."

After Instagram's removal of her story, Hadid posted the photo again in addition to a screenshot of the Instagram message she received where the removal was attributed to "their guidelines including graphic violence, hate speech, harassment or bullying, in addition to nudity and sexual activity."

Protesting the platform's decision, Hadid wondered if she amongst other Palestinians "not allowed to be Palestinian on Instagram."

Following Hadid's new stories, her fans took to social media to show support for her stance, calling on the Facebook-owned network to stop censoring posts "that are meant to celebrate identity and are not targeting anyone."


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