TikTok slammed for removing same-sex couple's pictures from India and Pakistan

Published: December 9, 2019
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Video-sharing site restricts posts by users it identifies as disabled, fat or LGBTQ+. PHOTO: TWITTER/(@anj3llyfish)

Video-sharing site restricts posts by users it identifies as disabled, fat or LGBTQ+. PHOTO: TWITTER/(@anj3llyfish)

An Instagram photoshoot of a Hindu-Muslim same-sex couple, hailing from India and Pakistan, had gone viral on social media and users are going gaga over the pictures.

The pictures showed Anjali Chakra from India and Sundas Malik from Pakistan laughing and kissing under a rain-splattered umbrella in traditional outfits.

The same-sex couple then shared a video of the two dancing on video-sharing app TikTok.

Now the couple is creating headlines as TikTok has pulled down the video as per its community guidelines.

As per a report, the video-sharing site restricts posts by users it identifies as disabled, fat or LGBTQ+.

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Chakra posted the same video on micro-blogging site Twitter on December 2 after learning that TikTok had pulled her video down.

She retweeted the video and wrote, “TikTok deleted this for ‘violating community guidelines’ so the rumours about homophobia are true.”

“@tiktok_us you wanna explain why this got taken down,” she added.

In the video, the couple can be seen dancing, first wearing casual outfits and then sporting traditional clothes.

The shared post triggered an outpouring of support for the couple on social media. Many users supported the couple and asked them to keep posting.

Aryaa Bhattacharya, Twitter user said,”I read the tiktok community guidlines and in no way the video violates it!! It is just so disappointing!!”

While Asha, another user said that,”I actually feel sick to my stomach… They’re fine with promoting violent relationships but not loving ones?! I just don’t understand…”

 

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