O Instagram mudou e atualizou sua política sobre exibição parcial de seios na última quarta-feira (28). A rede social não vai mais remover imagens de seios femininos nus caso a pessoa esteja “abraçando, acariciando ou segurando seus seios”.
A alteração aconteceu depois que uma influenciadora digital plus size do Reino Unido, Nyome Nicholas-Williams, iniciou um protesto afirmando que suas fotos eram derrubadas, enquanto o mesmo não acontecia com publicações parecidas de mulheres magras.
Um abaixo-assinado promovido por Nicholas-Williams reuniu mais de 22 mil assinaturas, e a hashtag #iwanttoseenyome (eu quero ver Nyome, em tradução livre do inglês) ganhou força nas redes sociais.
O Instagram reconheceu que o protesto da influenciadora motivou as alterações.
“Estamos atualizando nossas políticas para evitar que imagens de corpos gordos e maiores sejam removidas erroneamente”, disse a empresa.
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📢Today is the day Instagram and Facebook changes their policy to ensure all body types- namely black plus sized bodies- are treated fairly on the platforms. As of today, Wednesday 28th October 2020, Instagram and Facebook will “allow content where someone is simply hugging, cupping or holding their breasts”. To protect the younger users from potential pornographic content if a picture shows “breast squeezing in a grabbing motion or there is a clear change in the shape of the breasts”, that content will be in breach of the rules. This policy change should allow them to better differentiate self expression/ art from pornographic content. The policy change is effective from today and will begin to be enforced from today however the external wording in the policy will be available to read from the 23rd November (I will pop the link in my bio so you can all have a read of it once live). Gina, Alex, and I are creating a typeform where you can upload info on any of your content that has been removed. This is in the interest of helping instagram ensure this policy is upheld and is as successful as it can be. The link will be available tomorrow to use in my bio (we are hoping it won’t be needed though). This is only the beginning, there is still much work to be done. Instagram and Facebook are taking steps in the right direction to ensure the plus sized community is protected, Instagram have said “In addition to this policy change, earlier this year we committed to broader equity work to help ensure we better support the Black community on our platform. This work is going to take some time, but we’re going to continue to provide updates. Our goal is that this work will get us closer to making sure Instagram is a place where everyone feels safe, supported, and free to express themselves”, I will continue to hold Instagram to account to ensure this happens.. This is a huge victory for the black plus sized community and a great early birthday present! Thank you to every single one of you who reposted, or used the iwanttoseenyome hashtag; you helped amplify our voices and pushed our campaign forward.