How I Kind of Broke Instagram

As you may know this past month I took the Kim Kardashian-West Selfie challenge by recreating a new Kim K selfie every day. As a lover of selfies of course I had to pay homage to the Queen of selfies herself. While it was difficult trying to reach Kim’s level of flawlessness, KIMmay was a great experience. Kim has so many iconic selfies it was hard to narrow them down to 31. Obviously there was one specific selfie I just had to recreate. Of course I’m talking about Kim’s “nude” selfie.

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When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL

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Every since Kim posted the selfie, everyone had an opinion. Whether people were praising or trashing her at least they were talking about her. Kim proved that once again she has the power to break the internet.

Well it seemed that like the original photo, my “nude” selfie was too hot for Instagram. I had my reservations about posting the photo. While, I know the photo isn’t totally nude, I wasn’t sure if I was confident and secure enough of posting a photo like that on the internet. But to be honest it’s basically the same thing as posting a picture in a bathing suit. If I was going to do a Kim Kardashian-West selfie challenge, I had to go all the way and keep it 100.


Moments after posting the photo the likes started pouring in. Not going to lie that one selfie was my most successful. It got 80 plus likes, and over 15 followers, which just proves controversy sells. However it seems that some people weren’t too pleased with my selfie. The day after posting the photo I logged on to Instagram to seem how many likes I accumulated. I was shocked to see that Instagram removed my photo because it didn’t follow the community guidelines. Seriously?!

Instagram states in their community guidelines that they do not “allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.”

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I fully respect Instagram’s rules about nudity, but I’m a little confused. Did I show any genitals, sexual intercourse, or close-ups of my nude buttocks? Nope. I feel like the selfie was a tasteful nude. First off mine and Kim’s body looks snatched, but there’s also a black bar covering my private parts. So I’m still baffled by how my photo was deemed inappropriate, especially since Kim’s original photo is still posted on Instagram. I’ve literally seen porn on Instagram, does anyone remember #EggplantFriday? How is it that Justin Bieber can post a picture of him in his underwear grabbing his junk and no one reports it, but my photo was taken down for not even breaking the community guidelines. I’ve seen multiple photos of other people recreating Kim’s nude selfie, yet somehow their pictures were never removed. How is it that my photo was flagged for not following the guidelines when there are so many other worse photos out there? Clearly this is some kind of discrimination hate crime against beautiful, sexy, fabulous people.

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Dat ass doe @johnny photo cred

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Honestly I’m not mad that Instagram took down my selfie, I mad that it was removed for no valid reason. Clearly someone felt the need to report my photo. Why? Beats me. My photo was tasteful and classy. Whoever reported my picture seriously has no sense of humour and was just being a hater. But alas, I have since moved on. Kim has taught me to never let the haters get you down. I’m just going to keep on living my cute drama free life. In the immortal words of my idol Kimberly Noel Kardashian-West, “nude selfies till I die.” Peace bitches.


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