Megan Barton Hanson slams Instagram as racy leather lingerie snap is banned

Reality star, podcast host, columnist and model Megan Barton Hanson has accused Instagram of 'penalising sexually liberated women.'

The Love Island beauty, 28, posted a sultry shot of herself wearing a leather outfit, but covered most of the image with a heart emoji.

Megan told her 1.6 million followers that the shot was:

"One of my favourite photos that I can't upload myself because a women [sic] making money from HER OWN body makes people uncomfortable and @instagram penalises sexually liberated women.."

The row comes after Megan hit back at Instagram after a fan claimed the social network had removed her from search results, a practice which has been dubbed 'shadow-banning' by users.

This is when the platform restricts a profile's visibility to those who aren't following it, and Megan is thought to have been blacklisted due to her racy snaps

One of her followers recently warned her: 'Hey lovely, Instagram are 100 percent shadow-banning you as you don't come up when I search for you. It's so sad x.'

Megan told her followers: "@instagram just out here punishing women for making a career from their OWN bodies."

The Love Island star has also opened up about her work on OnlyFans, claiming that ITV advised her delete her account before she took part in the 2018 series of the dating show.

Speaking on the Smut Drop podcast, Megan told hosts Jackie Adedeji and Miranda Kane:

"I was annoyed as being on TV would have made me so much money on it. Now I just do topless on it rather than completely naked but I think it's a great platform."

"I was worried to get it back but then I did talks across the country saying 'be proud of sex work' but I wasn't even on it anymore so I was being a hypocrite. "

Since being on Love Island, Megan has reactivated her account on the adults-only subscription service.

"I love doing it and now I feel empowered even though TV producers told me not to do it."

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