“Instagram has removed my story that just said: My dad and his hometown in Palestine with a photograph of his American passport.” Bella Hadid shared a series of Instagram stories with her 30 million and follow followers on Instagram in which he accuses the social.
It was Tuesday 7 July: the supermodel said that some of her stories were censored for violating the Instagram policy.
This is the Instagram post that informed her of the violation: “We have removed your story because it goes against the community rules on harassment or bullying. We have these guidelines because we want our community to feel respected and safe”.
So Bella Hadid asked the platform: “@Instagram, exactly which part of me that is proud of my father’s birthplace in Palestine, is” bullying, harassment, graphic design or sexual nudity “? [Sic]
“Aren’t we allowed to be Palestinians on Instagram? THIS, for me, is bullying. You can’t erase the story by silencing people. It doesn’t work that way. Then, the model continued to republish the photo of her father’s passport with caption: “Do you want me to change his birthplace for you?
“I am proud to be Palestinian. Everyone should be able to publish the birthplace of their mother and father! Always remember how proud you are of your origins,” concluded another caption.
Gigi, her older sister, also shared Bella’s posts with an animated gif with the word “proud” on the photo of her father’s passport.
In response to Bella’s post, a Facebook spokesperson told Elle UK: “To protect the privacy of our community, we don’t allow people to post personal information, such as passport numbers, on Instagram.
“In this case the passport number was deleted, so this content shouldn’t have been removed. We restored the content and apologize to Bella for the mistake.”
The famous sisters are of Palestinian and Dutch origin together and in the past a post by Gigi on Twitter had aroused great debate. We are talking about 2018 when both she and her sister Gigi denounced the killing of over 60 Palestinians by Israeli troops. It was the time when Donald Trump moved the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
I have already said it and I repeat it. For me, it’s not about religion or one against the other, but about greed. #FreePalestine #freegaza
The comments – naturally and violently divided between for and against – were more than 8 thousand.