Cosplayer and model Belle Delphine’s Instagram account with over 4.5 million followers has been removed after it was mass flagged for “nudity or pornography.” The account appears to have been terminated after a mass flagging campaign was initiated in response to Delphine starting a parody Pornhub account and then later selling her bathwater for $30 per pot.
Multiple Instagram accounts are taking credit for getting Delphine’s account removed and other users on Twitter are claiming that they also reported her account for “nudity or pornography.”
So apparently Belle Delphine got banned from Instagram. From what I found, this Instagram account seems to be the one who took it down or at least one of them. pic.twitter.com/hem6dXZph8
— Scrollable (@Scrollablememes) July 19, 2019
While Delphine does post self-described lewd and NSFW content on her Patreon and private Snapchat, fans are claiming that she didn’t post any nudity to Instagram or break any of its rules and that the account was wrongfully shut down. Instead, these fans believe that the mass flagging campaign was a response to two recent events which added to Delphine’s notoriety.
First, many fans started to resent Delphine after she trolled them in June by saying she would start a Pornhub account if one of her Instagram photos received more than 1 million likes. When the photo passed 1 million likes, she made the account but posted non-pornographic parody videos – a move that angered many of her fans.
Belle Delphine made a porn hub account and posted 12 videos… troll videos.
My day is genuinely ruined. F in the chat for the boys.
— ☣ 크리스 ☣ (@Waifuplug) June 20, 2019
belle delphine is trash for not giving us the porn we wanted
— liv-chan (@LivCakes0) June 20, 2019
#InsteadOfDissingTrump , lets all celebrate belle delphine getting booted off of insta! that's what you get for making fake porn!!😝😝😝😝😈😈😈🙌🏿🙌🏿✋🏿✋🏿
— Matthew (@poolboy12hr) July 19, 2019
Then Delphine angered even more people this month by selling her bathwater – a move that many considered gross and exploitative.
I have an aquaintence who says that theres nothing wrong with what Belle Delphine does because its the gross incel men who buy her bath water and shes a hero for milking them out of their money. Why can't everyone involved in that autistic mess be in the wrong?
— Anti idpol alien (@Autisticleft) July 12, 2019
Right when I thought belle Delphine was already gross she topped it off when she decided to sale her own bath water….
— Lilly ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ (@thicksaladass) July 2, 2019
she's selling her bathwater- it's gross and unsanitary.
— twdconquer (@Jill11238362) July 19, 2019
An Instagram spokesperson confirmed that Delphine’s account had been removed because it violated the community guidelines. The spokesperson added that mass flagging only causes an account to be terminated if there are genuine community guideline violations so it looks like the account won’t be reinstated. However, as is often the case with Instagram bans, we probably won’t find out which of the community guidelines Delphine violated.