Instagram star faces controversy after sharing photo with ‘curvy’ friend05/31/2019
The life of an Instagram influencer is very different from our own.
They get paid to sip wine in swimming pools and jet off to fashion week. They get sent all sorts of fabulous freebies and have thousands of people hanging off their every word and post.
But while it all may seem very glamorous, there are some downsides that come with it, as one Instagrammer recently discovered.
According to French influencer Louise Aubery, you have to be very careful what you post, as you can easily anger brands and companies you work with – and all it can take is one seemingly innocent photo.
Aubery, 21, posts online under the username @mybetter_self and has a whopping 242,000 followers.
She often shares body positivity snaps on her account, posing in lingerie and encouraging people to love themselves.
However she claims one recent photo, in which she was stood with a pal holding a sign reading "all bodies are good bodies" has caused some controversy.
The UC Berkeley student claims to have been uninvited from a press trip because of the photo and believes it's because her friend is a 'curvy' woman.
She captioned the post: "A woman's body is not here to seek YOUR judgement. A woman's body is not here to satisfy YOUR willingness. The only person a woman's body needs to please, is herself."
At the time she shared this, she was due to visit L'Île d'Oléron, an island off the west coast of France, with a group of influencers like herself, for a 'wellness' trip.
However three days after uploading the image, Aubery was contacted by the agency organising the trip, who told her she would no longer be able to attend.
The email, which was written in French, translates to say: "Regarding your last Instagram posts, I am sorry to say that our client no longer wants you to be a part of that trip."
The young woman was stunned by the decision.
Speaking to Insider, she said: "The post was made to help women feel good in their own skin, which is what I fight for on social media.
"I realised that unfortunately for them, and for many companies in France, 'plus-size' cannot be associated with 'wellness'."
She added that this realisation made her "cringe" so she shared her disgust with the other influencers set to attend the trip who have all agreed to boycott it.
Instead of staying quiet, Aubery will continue to champion body 'realness' on her social media, with her latest posts about curves and stretch marks garnering over 60,000 likes collectively.
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