Instagram Has Banned #Curvy As A Search Term

But check out all the other fun things you can find!

1. Have you ever tried searching #curvy on Instagram?

2. While you can search for #curvybabe and other variations on the term…

3. … it appears that simply #curvy on its own is a banned search term on the social media app.

5. #Thin and #skinny are searchable, though they each come with a warning about eating disorders.

9. Sticking with body-related themes, #butt is out.

13. Could “curvy” be sexually explicit, perhaps? #Dildo’s all good, and chock-full of dick pics.

15. At least #vibrator photos seem a little more accurate.

16. If you want to find photos tagged #bitch, feel free to do so.

17. Oh! And you can also easily search #forced, whose results include women tied up and Bill Cosby memes.

19. BuzzFeed Life has reached out to Instagram for comment.


A spokesperson from Instagram said the hashtag #curvy is not searchable because, according to the company, it was being used to share images and videos that violated Instagram’s community guidelines around nudity.

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