Candace Bushnell: Instagram ‘censored’ me over video about intercourse


“Intercourse and the Metropolis” scribe Candace Bushnell says she was banned from selling her new e book on Instagram for discussing an excessive amount of intercourse.

The creator, whose new e book, “Is There Nonetheless Intercourse within the Metropolis?,” is out subsequent month, posted a video during which she mentioned the pattern of “cubs” — cute younger males who date middle-aged girls. She put a video — that includes her joking with two youthful males, on-line, with out subject. However when she tried to pay to advertise the video as an Instagram advert, Bushnell stated she was hit with a discover from Instagram that it breached the service’s pointers on express content material.

The Instagram message to Bushnell stated: “This advert isn’t working as a result of it doesn’t comply with our promoting insurance policies. We don’t permit adverts that promote grownup services or products, equivalent to intercourse toys, sexual enhancement gadgets, or sexual movies and publications . . . Adverts like these are delicate in nature and sometimes evoke a adverse response from viewers.”

Within the clip, Bushnell reads from her e book on digicam: “It’s a complete new world on the market with regards to middle-aged mating. Take the ‘cubbing’ phenomenon. Cubs are younger males of their 20s or early 30s, who’re on the prowl for older, smart girls. I name them catnips. They’re Mrs. Robinsons in reverse.”

Bushnell informed Web page Six: “I made a spoof video with two younger males and I attempted to put it up for sale with Instagram. Then I get this [notice] . . . I wrote again and stated, ‘It is a e book written by a 60-year-old lady who takes a humorous and poignant take a look at her personal life — not a intercourse toy!’ ”

The “Intercourse and the Metropolis” creator added: “I’ve been censored! Which is mindless, as a result of consider all of the bikini-clad girls you see on Instagram daily.”

Bushnell is additional aggravated that she’s utilized 4 instances to be verified by the positioning — and has been denied.

However an Instagram spokesperson informed us: “Each week, we assessment hundreds of adverts, and at instances we make errors. This advert was rejected in error and we’re sorry. It has since been reinstated.”