Instagrammer Uninvited From Job After Sharing Body Positive Photo With Friend

An Instagram model has claimed she was uninvited from a job after posting a body positive photo of herself stood alongside a friend.

Louise Aubery is known for sharing posts encouraging women to accept their bodies and love themselves for who they are.

However, she has now claimed a firm decided not to work with her because of the recent picture put out on her channel.

The 21-year-old, who posts under the username @mybetter_self, boasts an incredible 242,000 followers - she shared the pic of herself and friend Pauline holding a sign which reads 'all bodies are good bodies'.

However, the caption opens with the unattributed quote: "She does not have a good body."

Louise explained in the post: "Here is the comment someone saw fit to write on the YouTube video I realised to fight insecurities.

The Instagrammer says she was uninvited to a press trip because of this photo. Credit: Instagram
The Instagrammer says she was uninvited to a press trip because of this photo. Credit: Instagram

"Set apart the fact I will never see the point in spreading negativity; I had to speak about this notion of 'good' body.

"Let's be clear. 'Good' or 'bad' is a judgment. You can find that a cake tastes good. Or you can find that a cake tastes bad. Nobody asked you to do this for the human body.

"A woman's body is not here to seek YOUR judgment. A woman's body is not here to satisfy YOUR willingness.

"The only person a woman's body needs to please, is herself. For her to feel good. For her to be happy. For her to thrive. And this, every bodies [sic] allow it. So yes, all bodies are 'good bodies'. Let's stop ranking them."

The French influencer is known for encouraging women to be more confident. Credit: Instagram
The French influencer is known for encouraging women to be more confident. Credit: Instagram

Three days after uploading the photo, the UC Berkley student was due to visit L'Île d'Oléron as part of a press trip, but it was cancelled at the last minute.

The influencer was told the news via email, which was shared by Insider and has been translated from French. It reads: "Regarding your last Instagram posts, I am sorry to say that our client no longer wants you to be a part of that trip.

"I am sorry and I hope we can work together on other assignments for the agency."

Speaking to Insider, Louise said: "The post was made to help women feel good in their own skin, which is what I fight for on social media.

"I realised that unfortunately for them, and for many companies in France, 'plus-size' cannot be associated with 'wellness'."

She told the publication that it made her 'cringe' and shared the story with other influencers who were set to attend the trip and have now declined their invitation.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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