Instagram is apologizing after they claim a “mistake” was done by hiding posts under hashtags related to carnivals in the Caribbean for allegedly falling afoul of the platform’s community guidelines.
Allegedly, St. Lucia’s Carnival kicked off the reports about sexual activity happening during carnival events.
In a viral video, a man was seen “eating groceries” or more so placed his head between a woman’s buttocks and began licking her while they were both jamming to Soca music, in the clear view of the public.
And most recently, during Crop Over in Barbados, the same action was done during what it appeared to be Jouvert celebrations in the streets.
However shortly after St. Lucia wrapped up its carnival on July 16, multiple users noticed that Instagram prompted a community guidelines violation notice when users viewed hashtags #fuzionmas, #stluciacarnival, #trinidadcarnival2020, #xuvocarnival, and #ehtshirtmas, representing carnival events in St. Lucia, Trinidad, and Antigua.