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."
So this just happened to Bella Hadid. Her story with her father’s passport that indicates PALESTINE as his place of birth was removed by instagram because it was against their community guidelines. #Palestine #PalestineMustLive #FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/Oh72fu9Tzk— 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒏𝒂 🍒 (@PALLOMniall_) July 8, 2020
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."
bella hadid just ended Instagram and we love to see! pic.twitter.com/tzOrWR8PnG— morsal is back (@bizzzleschanges) July 7, 2020
IG/FB lets actual account racist, xenophobic homophobic,disgusting posts/stories just stay active, but gonna take down bella hadid’s story about her fathers birthplace.— cd ~/aziza 👩🏽💻 (@xXAzIzAxX0) July 7, 2020
Instead of committing to a timeline to root out hate/disinformation Mark Zuckerberg censors #FBCensorsPalestine https://t.co/X5kwAd2kIm pic.twitter.com/TXsh2HUT0x
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