Instagram removes pic of boy without eye

Image copyright Charlie Beswick
Image caption Charlie Beswick said she has obtained no apology from Instagram with regard to removing this photo

A photo of the 12-year-old boy shown without their eye was removed by Instagram.

Harry Beswick came to be with Goldenhar syndrome . He is lacking an eye, eye socket, nostril plus ear from one side of their face.

Their mother, Charlie Beswick posted a photograph of Harry without his prosthetic eye on Monday. It was later on removed for “breaching guidelines”.

The photo has been “incorrectly removed, ” Instagram informed her.

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Image caption Harry Beswick was also born along with autism and learning difficulties

Ms Beswick, from Stoke-on-Trent, runs a raising a child blog and began documenting living with her son’s disability upon social media six months ago.

She said it is the second period a photo has been removed and each images were of Harry without having his prosthetic eye, showing their eye socket.

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Image caption Ms Beswick said she has been “flooded along with messages of support” from the girl followers

“I appreciate that he looks various and people might not want to look at it, yet that’s not Instagram’s decision, ” the lady said.

“For Instagram to decide Harry’s face isn’t ideal is disgusting. It does feel like elegance to me.

“It’s the son’s face and I’m extremely proud to be showing him away. ”

Ms Beswick’s post upon Twitter has received more than fouthy-six, 000 retweets and 24, 500 likes. Actor Adil Ray furthermore messaged his support stating he would “love a photo” along with Harry.

She stated that despite sometimes getting “horrific comments” from internet trolls, overall the reaction from her followers has been “really positive”.

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Picture caption Harry has gone through a number of operations since being created with Goldenhar syndrome

Harry has had ten operations, including two procedures in order to restructure his skull and develop an eye socket.

However the image has been restored, Ms Beswick said she has not received a good apology from Instagram or evidence about why the image was taken out.

The site’s recommendations say photos not appropriate for the diverse audience will be removed, which includes images containing nudity, glorifying criminal offense or self injury or lovato.

Instagram has not however responded to the BBC’s request for the comment.

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