On the surface, it’s a seemingly LOL-worthy brush-up with a social media company’s terms of service: A Harvard undergrad named Miles Kennelly posted some photos to Instagram that were flagged as inappropriate, and were promptly deleted.
But is there a double standard at play here?
The openly gay student who now lives in New York took to Twitter after the photos were deleted to see what people thought:
— Miles Kennelly (@MilesKennelly) October 3, 2017
Then it happened a second time, and Miles went from annoyed to pissed:
— Miles Kennelly (@MilesKennelly) October 4, 2017
“Instagram took down ANOTHER pic bc it’s ‘sexual,'” he wrote before asking: “Would they take down a fully-clothed woman who happens to be busty?”
“They probs wouldn’t,” one commenter hypothesized, adding “They are probs jealous of what you’re packing.”
Well whatever the case — be it jealousy, prurience or a trigger-happy moderator — after Miles drew attention to the matter, Instagram reinstated the photo.
We know what you’re thinking. Finally — the ripped, white, Harvard students of the world see a little justice. But hey, we’re still glad the pics have returned to their rightful place.
Scroll down for a closer look at this social justice warrior: