The boring fuddy-duddies over at Instagram are censoring users again by banning the hashtag #curvy in search results.

The company claims this restriction is a result of seeing way too many Instagram users attach the hashtag to nude photo posts, according to BuzzFeed:

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 Instagramā€™s community guidelines around nudity.


So donā€™t bother posting that curvy hourglass photo, itā€™s too sexy for IG ;)

Instagramā€™s inconsistent and often unnecessary censorship of boobs, butts and everything in between continues to be dumbfounding. As Time notes:

This adds to Instagramā€™s long history of banning users and terms for, what many views as, arbitrary reasons. Inconsistencies with the siteā€™s censorship was highlighted by artist Sam Roddick, who was banned from the site for her photo of a cornice shaped like a vagina.


Meanwhile other hashtag terms like #penis and #fatso continue to thrive.

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