Instagram deletes the photo of a child without eyes

Charlie Beswick

A picture of a child 12 years of age, a child who is shown without his eye was removed by Instagram.

Harry Beswick was born with Goldenhar syndrome. He is missing an eye, eye socket, nose and ear of one side of your face.

His mother, Charlie Beswick posted a picture of Harry without his prosthetic eye on Monday. It was later removed for “breach of guidelines”.

The photo was “incorrectly removed,” Instagram said.

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Charlie Beswick

Ms Beswick, from Stoke-on-Trent, runs a parenting blog and began to document life with the disability of their child on social media six months ago.

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She said that it is the second time that a photo has been removed and both images were of Harry without his prosthetic eye, showing his eye-socket.

Charlie Beswick

“I appreciate that he looks different and people don’t want to look at, but that is not Instagram’s decision,” he said.

“For Instagram, to decide the face of Harry is not right is disgusting. It doesn’t feel like discrimination to me.

“That’s my son in the face and I’m very proud to be showing him off.”


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@ouralteredlife

Ms Beswick’s post on Twitter has received more than 46,000 retweets and 24,000 likes. The Actor Adil Ray also tweeted her support saying that she would love “a photo” with Harry.

She said that despite the fact that sometimes “horrible comments” trolls of the internet, in general the response of his followers has been “very positive”.

Charlie Beswick

Harry has had 10 operations, including two procedures to restructure your skull and the construction of a socket of the eye.

Although the image has been restored, Ms Beswick said she has not received an apology from Instagram or an explanation about why the image was removed.

The site guidelines say that the photos are not appropriate for a diverse audience, it will be deleted, including images with nudity, glorifying crime or self injury or intimidation.

Instagram has not yet responded to the BBC request for a comment.