Instagram Suspended A Mom's Account After She Posted A Picture Of This Cake
What's with the dirty mind, Insta?
This is Sue Moseley and her daughter Jenny in England.
Jenny Moseley is a professional pastry chef who makes the "the most incredible desserts," her sister Fiona told BuzzFeed News.
Fiona Moseley said her sister didn't fall far from the tree, as their mother is a "brilliant" baker as well.
"The rest of us just get to enjoy their creations," she said.
On Easter Sunday, Jenny Moseley decided to make her family a "simnel cake," a traditional holiday fruitcake popular in the U.K. In true mom fashion, Sue Moseley proudly shared the beautiful cake on her Instagram account.
But the next time Sue Moseley tried to log in to her Instagram account, she was told she was suspended. When she inquired, she was told she had violated user policies by posting a photo that was "sexually suggestive or contains nudity."
Fiona Moseley said that the situation was upsetting for her mom.
"She was sad that all her photos had been removed and thought she had lost them forever," she said.
The sisters realized that the picture may have been flagged by censors because it looked like a boob. So, they decided to protest on social media.
"Automated censorship gone wrong," Fiona Moseley wrote on Twitter. "[My mom is] gutted."
The sisters even started protesting with the hashtag #freethesimnel, a play on the #freethenipple movement.
Their social media campaign soon reached Instagram, and Sue Moseley's account was restored on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for Instagram told BuzzFeed News that the suspension of Susan Moseley's account was a mistake.
"We mistakenly removed the account and we apologize for the inconvenience caused," the spokesperson said. "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."
Fiona Moseley said that the response to the social media campaign has been "amazing."
"I'm not sure if my mum's account would have been reinstated without it, so I'm really grateful to everyone who helped get the word out," she said.