Celebrity makeup artist, Tatiana Ward AKA Beat Face Honey, is on Instagram as you read this, thanks to her fans and supporters that contacted the social media giant on her behalf.
According to Phillymag, Ward’s account was suspended and removed from Instagram for posting this image with a heartfelt message about her aunt, Rose Hamid, the Muslim woman who was thrown out of Donald Trump’s rally after she stood in silent protest.
This is my My #WCW ❤️ Girl Scout leader. Flight attendant. Little sister to my Mommy. Silly. Devoted. Awesome mom to my three awesome cousins. She, my mom and their other two sisters are ladies I marvel at as they’ve all kept their husbands and marriages for over 20 plus years. And let’s not forget that Aunt Rosie stood up to the big bad wolf this week💪🏽 Total rock star! #RoseHamid is not nearly as meek as this illustration would make her look. In fact, I think she might have done the strongest thing in the world even after they yelled at her and said “DO YOU HAVE A BOMB?!?!?” She smiled and said, “No. Do you?”. This question asked of the lady who insisted that my cousins and I do the nay-nay at her daughters wedding and she can murder the stanky leg like a pro😜 It’s unbelievable to watch the lies that have been spread about her by back wood, inbred, banji bloggers…what’s even more unbelievable is that when I speak to her she’s just as chipper and happy about life amidst all of this attention she’s getting. She’s got one mission: To be in the good graces of God by spreading his real message of peace and love & to be heard🙏🏽 I’m so proud to say she’s doing just that💪🏽 #AuntRosieForPresident 🙌🏽
Ward posted this image on Wednesday evening, and by the next morning, she was unable to log into her account.
This is video footage of Hamid speaking with CNN about he protest.
Ward set up a second account, where she urged her followers to contact Instagram on her behalf and as mentioned earlier, they did just that!
“Instagram told me that my account was frozen, because I had gone against Instagram policy,” she says. “I clicked to learn more, and it said that my account had been disabled and it listed all of the terms that could cause this. No nudity, no buying likes or followers, and a bunch of other stuff, none of which I had done. Some right wing group must have flagged my page.”
After several days, Tatiana’s original Instagram account was back up…with the image of her aunt still posted.
“They need to implement some type of better solution before they shut a page down like that, especially a page with over 430,000 Instagram followers,” says Ward. “I’ve represented Instagram well on TV and in magazine interviews, and they need to have a better process and better communication.”
To most of us, Instagram is just a simple past time. For the rest of us, We use social media to promote our work and Instagram is the perfect promotional tool. Beat Face Honey has become the best of the best in Makeup artistry, thanks to Youtube and Instagram. She’s worked with a lot of faces in the entertainment biz, including Brandy and Nicky Minaj. Ebony has even done a featured interview on her.
Instagram definitely need to consider the fact that their users with a huge following are benefitting them. They tried it and unjustifiably at that!
Good to see Beat Face Honey back in action!