Instagram account disabled after cake was mistaken for breast

ENGLAND (WIVB) — One family is begging Instagram to stop censorship after the app disabled one woman’s account because of a cake.

It’s called an Easter Simnel Cake. You can see it has marshmallows on top, which represent Jesus and his disciples.

A British woman wanted to share it with her followers because she was proud that her daughter had made it. She never expected it would lead to Instagram disabling her account.

The next time she tried to log on, she found an error notification saying her account had been disabled for violating the company’s terms. Her daughter then reported the picture, writing, “Dear Instagram, this is a cake, not a breast.”

Jennifer Moseley is a pastry chef in England, but they have never caused any problems before.

Not long after WIVB contacted Instagram for a comment on this, Jennifer’s sister tweeted us to let us know that company had re-activated their mother’s account.

The first picture her mom posted once she regained access, was a note saying, “I’m back.”

An Instagram spokesperson emailed us back with the following statement:

“We mistakenly removed the account and we apologize for the inconvenience caused. We worked to rectify the mistake as soon as we were notified and have already taken steps to prevent this from happening in the future.”

It brings up interesting questions about censorship online.


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