Earlier this week, Bella Hadid called out Instagram for taking down her post that stated that her father, real estate mogul, Mohammed Hadid was born in Palestine.
The 23-year-old, who is of Dutch and Palestinian descent, shared a photograph of her father’s expired American passport, which stated his place of birth as Palestine on her Instagram Story, writing “My baba and his birthplace of Palestine.”
Bella revealed to her over 31 million Instagram followers that the post was taken down, as it allegedly breached Instagram’s company guidelines. This news was shared on Twitter as well.
A spokesperson for Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, told Page Six in response, “To protect the privacy of our community, we don’t allow people to post personal information, such as passport numbers, on Instagram. In this case the passport number was blurred out, so this content shouldn’t have been removed. We’ve restored the content and apologized to Bella for the mistake.” as reported by iHeartRadio.
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