Facebook apologizes for banning photo of plus-sized model they deemed 'undesirable'

Model Deemed Too Fat for Facebook

Facebook has been dealt its fair share of controversy lately, and the Trending Topics drama has nothing on its latest scandal.

The company is apologizing for removing an ad focused on body positivity that it initially deemed too offensive.

The photo in question was of plus-size model Tess Holiday. It was part of Australian group Cherchez la Femme's promotion of their "Feminism and Fat" event.

Facebook rejected the image, labeling it as "undesirable" and claiming the image shows "muffin tops," which "make viewers feel bad about themselves."

A producer from the group addressed the controversy and said Facebook suggested they promote their event with a bicycle instead.

She now says the group will promote the event without using Facebook, leading the site to issue an apology.

The company said the rejection was the result of an "error," though they did not address why the plus-sized model was called "undesirable."

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Tess Munster aka Tess Holliday, plus sized feminist model
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Facebook apologizes for banning photo of plus-sized model they deemed 'undesirable'
Fresh color & threads ๐Ÿ˜ข coz it's so good. Hair color & cut by @gayofthrones dress by @zelieforshe #casualsaturdaylooks #TessHolliday
โ€œEveryone has their vices,โ€ she says, โ€œbut mine are visible.โ€ As in, comfort-eating, for which she refuses to apologise. โ€œIf I shot all day and I want a fucking hot chocolate and a chocolate croissant Iโ€™m going to eat it. Am I going to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner? No. Is it OK to do it? If you want. But, you know, no one is coming at celebrities for smoking two packs of cigarettes. Or people who post a photo with their drink at the end of the day. So why is it OK to do that to me? Life is shitty, so why would you judge somebody for dealing with it in the best way they can?โ€ ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸปFrom my interview & shoot with @guardianfashion out now ๐Ÿ”ฅ (corset is @orchardcorset)
Just being a turd ๐Ÿ’ฉ while @jadasezer does her thing. Had so much fun working with this babe for @monifcplussizes this wknd ๐Ÿ‘™โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฆ #plusmodels #effyourbeautystandards #bts #stankface
#NYC attitude๐Ÿ•shirt from @redressluvsu #fattitude #needhotdogemoji
Obsessed with #rollerlash mascara from @benefitcosmetics ๐ŸŽ€โœจ #tessholliday #benefitcosmetics #benebabe
This bitch... ๐Ÿ˜ @peoplemag #covergirl #putthebassinthatwalk
Perfect day with my family ๐ŸŽˆ(kiddo not pictured) #disneyland
Feelin' like a million๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐHair by @gayofthrones #TessHolliday #fatvanity #mcqueen #effyourbeautystandards
New blog post featuring @smartglamour- link in bio๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป #FEMINIST
Time for mimis (sleep)๐ŸŒ™โœŒ๐Ÿป๏ธ
#vintage turban life earlier at the @yoursclothinguk blogger dinner I hosted โœจ Thanks to the UK bloggers that came out! #tessholliday #tooglamtogiveadamn ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ”ฎ
Busy press day for @yoursclothinguk today & excited to see some of my images from my shoot with them a couple days ago ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป #TessHolliday #plusmodel #yoursclothing #London ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ฆ
๐Ÿ‘Š Slayer & I are ready to hang at Casa de Dirtayyyyyy ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿจ#tessholliday #bikinibodyready #dontlikemedontcare #effyourbeautystandards #bostonterrier
@heatherchapmanhair slayed my hair ๐Ÿ™Œ earrings by @honeybgold โœจ๐ŸŒ™ #TessHolliday #beat #vegas #heatherchapmanhair
@mackfit asked to take a photo of me... This is what he gets ๐Ÿ˜ฉ ๐Ÿ˜› #personaltrainer #tessholliday #treadmillsareevilburritosarebetter
good girls go to heaven & bad girls go everywhere ๐Ÿ™ #tessholliday ๐Ÿ’‹

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