Instagram faced- to put it mildly- a bit of a backlash last week when they banned the word 'curvy' on their site.
Yep, it seemed that Justin Bieber's bum is fine, Miley showing off her boobs, A-OK, but curvy people? Hell, no seemed to be their answer.
Quite rightly the social world was outraged and they promptly did a 360 reinstating the hashtag a few days later, but not before plus size models and bloggers had their say posting pics with the hashtag #curvee instead. Nicely played ladies.
Apparently Instagram were at pains to say they weren't being sizeist, it was something to do with that hashtag being used mainly for porno images. Go figure!
However, it did spark that age old debate again, but with so many fashionistas and bloggers embracing their curves, is it time we just stopped obsessing over size? (Carrie Bradshaw kind of observation there, we think!)
We have gorgeous curvy girls in the mainstream celebrating their size- Ashley Graham has just been shot for Elle Italia and Tess Munster is stratospheric in terms of work and hits to her blog.
So, this summer lets try something slightly new and start celebrating our curves in all their glory- little curves, bit curves and everything in between! Size is just a number girls, remember that...
Photo Credits: Elle Italia, Girl With Curves, The Plus Size Life, Ashley Graham
Video Credit: Additionellevideo
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