Pregnant fitness star Brittany Perille Yobe was banned from Instagram after posting a seemingly innocent workout video that showed her bare baby bump.
The model, who has more than 922,000 followers, is expecting her first child in February, according to Cosmopolitan.com. After taking a break from workouts due to morning sickness, she decided to return to Instagram with a video showing one of her weight-lifting routines during pregnancy.
“Yes I am Biggg and Well Aware … but to be honest I truly do not care. I have debated sharing this video of my big bare belly in full workout mode because of body shaming comments that I am sure will come,” she originally captioned the October 19 post in which she exercises in a sports bra and leggings. “Ultimately, this wasn’t a great enough reason to keep me from sharing and empowering women to love their bodies through each stage of their fitness journeys. Six pack or big belly I still hustle”
Yesss I am Biggg 😳 and Well Aware ✋🏼... but to be honest I truly do not care👊🏻 I have debated sharing this video of my big bare belly in full workout mode because of body shaming comments that I am sure will come 😲. Ultimately, this wasn't a great enough reason to keep me from sharing and empowering women to love their bodies through each stage of their fitness journeys 🙏🏻💪🏼. Six pack or big belly I still hustle 😓😋 I only have around 3 1/2 months left of carrying around this bump 👶🏼 and will do it wearing whatever I want ✌🏻️. Cannot wait to do comparison vids postnatal 👏🏻 *Vid is slightly sped up. Keep in mind my body is positioned in ways that are comfortable for my pregnant body. |LegionAthletics.com| For the supps I took pre-pregnancy. My post workout Nutrition Always includes Whey+Protein (chocolate flavor 😛) 👌🏻 @legionath @legionath Code:"Brittany" for a discount
Although the video didn’t violate any of Instagram’s community guidelines and was intended to empower women, her account was temporarily disabled. Perille Yobe shared a message she received from the photo-sharing app with Cosmopolitan.com, which explained that they “disable accounts that post content that is sexually suggestive or contains nudity.”
The southern California-based mom-to-be, whose many booty workouts could arguably be perceived as much more sexual than her bare belly, expressed her frustrations that she was penalized. "All I was doing in the video was working out like I’d done in all the other workout videos I have posted for years. There was nothing out of the ordinary in this one besides my bump,” she told Cosmopolitan.com. “I am certain I am not the only woman who has been shut down for posting pictures and videos of a child growing inside my belly.”
Perille Yobe appealed the ban to Instagram and her account was reinstated on Tuesday, October 25. Check out all her tutorials here.
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