Mother attacks Instagram for getting rid of a photo of her son, 12, who has a facial malformation after a user described it as unpleasant - and more than 56,000 outraged supporters back her up

A pissed off mum has blasted Instagram for deleting  a photo of her 12-year-old son who has a facial deformity - after another user grumbled about the image.

Harry Beswick was born with Goldenhar syndrome, which means he has no left eye, eye socket, nostril and left ear.

Mum ,Charlie, 38, from Stoke-on-Trent frequently posts images of Harry and his twin brother Oliver to 12,000 followers on her Instagram account, called Our Altered Life.

Harry has a prosthetic eye, but when Charlie uploaded a picture of him without his eye on Sunday, the photo was taken down two days later after an unknown user complained it to Instagram's content moderation team.

 

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Charlie protested about the verdict on her Twitter account, which has been re-tweeted more than 46,000 times and after loads of people wrote Instagram to show indignation, the picture was returned at 7pm on Tuesday.


An Instagram spokesperson said: 'We erroneously took down the photo, but swiftly returned it as soon as the blunder was brought to our notice. We have apologized to the family.'

The mother-of-two also has to cope with trolls who post vile remarks about her son, denoting to him as an eyesore and a monster. 

But the part-time supply teacher Charlie says she has not seen any admission of guilt from Instagram - and states it not the first time her images were taken down.

Charlie said: 'Instagram haven't apologized - they've returned the snap but not elucidate why it was removed in first place or apologized.

Harry Beswick was born with Goldenhar syndrome, which means he has no left eye, eye socket, nostril and left ear.

Mum ,Charlie, 38, from Stoke-on-Trent frequently posts images of Harry and his twin brother Oliver to 12,000 followers on her Instagram account, called Our Altered Life.

Harry has a prosthetic eye, but when Charlie uploaded a picture of him without his eye on Sunday, the photo was taken down two days later after an unknown user complained it to Instagram's content moderation team.

Charlie protested about the verdict on her Twitter account, which has been re-tweeted more than 46,000 times and after loads of people wrote Instagram to show indignation, the picture was returned at 7pm on Tuesday.

An Instagram spokesperson said: 'We erroneously took down the photo, but swiftly returned it as soon as the blunder was brought to our notice. We have apologized to the family.'

The mother-of-two also has to cope with trolls who post vile remarks about her son, denoting to him as an eyesore and a monster. 

But the part-time supply teacher Charlie says she has not seen any admission of guilt from Instagram - and states it not the first time her images were taken down.

Charlie said: 'Instagram haven't apologized - they've returned the snap but not elucidate why it was removed in first place or apologized.

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