Instagram decided to take a swift action to block hateful comments from their site until the reality star was on stage picking up the Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Caitlyn Jenner was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs on Wednesday, July 15 in Los Angeles but before she could get on stage to pick the trophy, haters had dropped thousands of negative comments on Instagram about the new transgender star.
However, Instagram decided to take a swift action to block those hateful comments from their site until the reality star was on stage picking up her reward.
According to reports, the use of the hashtagged Caitlyn Jenner (#CaitlynJenner) couldn't reveal the most recent posts about the star the same day she was heading for the ESPYs. Which means that there was no way to see photos or texts using the hashtag.
Instagram itself blocked its users ability to view "most recent" photos and texts, because there had been a flurry of really awful comments and uploads about the star. Comments such as:
-- ''Until you grow a vagina and bleed, you will never be a woman''
-- ''F***ing Fa***t''
-- ''How is this THING rewarded anything''
After Caitlyn took the stage, Instagram re-activated the hashtag and there was a flood of positive comments.
Was Instagram wise to do that?