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 😢 coz it's so good. Hair color & cut by @gayofthrones dress by @zelieforshe #casualsaturdaylooks #TessHolliday
“Everyone has their vices,” she says, “but mine are visible.” As in, comfort-eating, for which she refuses to apologise. “If I shot all day and I want a fucking hot chocolate and a chocolate croissant I’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?” 👊🏻From my interview & shoot with @guardianfashion out now 🔥 (corset is @orchardcorset)
Just being a turd 💩 while @jadasezer does her thing. Had so much fun working with this babe for @monifcplussizes this wknd 👙✌🏼💦 #plusmodels #effyourbeautystandards #bts #stankface
#NYC attitude🍕shirt from @redressluvsu #fattitude #needhotdogemoji
Obsessed with #rollerlash mascara from @benefitcosmetics 🎀✨ #tessholliday #benefitcosmetics #benebabe
This bitch... 😏 @peoplemag #covergirl #putthebassinthatwalk
Perfect day with my family 🎈(kiddo not pictured) #disneyland
Feelin' like a million💰💰Hair by @gayofthrones #TessHolliday #fatvanity #mcqueen #effyourbeautystandards
New blog post featuring @smartglamour- link in bio💅🏻 #FEMINIST
Time for mimis (sleep)🌙✌🏻️
#vintage turban life earlier at the @yoursclothinguk blogger dinner I hosted ✨ Thanks to the UK bloggers that came out! #tessholliday #tooglamtogiveadamn 💎🔮
Busy press day for @yoursclothinguk today & excited to see some of my images from my shoot with them a couple days ago 💅🏻 #TessHolliday #plusmodel #yoursclothing #London 💪🏻💦
👊 Slayer & I are ready to hang at Casa de Dirtayyyyyy 🇺🇸 🐨#tessholliday #bikinibodyready #dontlikemedontcare #effyourbeautystandards #bostonterrier
@heatherchapmanhair slayed my hair 🙌 earrings by @honeybgold ✨🌙 #TessHolliday #beat #vegas #heatherchapmanhair
@mackfit asked to take a photo of me... This is what he gets 😩 😛 #personaltrainer #tessholliday #treadmillsareevilburritosarebetter
good girls go to heaven & bad girls go everywhere 🙏 #tessholliday 💋

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