Wedding pictures of Hollywood favs, Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively might never see the light of day if we are to go by new policy of image-sharing sites. As per reports by E! and Buzzfeed, the couple's wedding photos that was photographed at the Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston in 2012 are being banned from popular wedding sites including Pinterest and The Knot as part of a larger decision to no longer highlight photos of plantation weddings given its dark history.
The decision to remove all plantation pictures from social networks comes after a civil rights advocacy group, Colour of Change advocated why romanticizing plantations sites that holds one of the darkest histories is insulting to people of the black race.
"Plantations are physical reminders of one of the most horrific human rights abuses the world has ever seen’’.
"The decision to glorify plantations as nostalgic sites of celebration is not an empowering one for the Black women and justice-minded people who use your site. The wedding industry routinely denies the violent conditions Black people faced under chattel slavery by promoting plantations as romantic places to marry’’, civil rights group Color of Change said in a letter to Knot Worldwide executives, as well as Pinterest, according to Buzzfeed.
Since then, Knot has made a new policy that prohibits "language that glorifies, celebrates, or romanticizes Southern plantation history’’. Also following a similar policy is Pinterest who is reportedly going to remove plantation weddings from the site.
"Weddings should be a symbol of love and unity," a Pinterest spokesperson said, according to E! Online.
"Plantations represent none of those things. We are working to limit the distribution of this content and accounts across our platform, and continue to not accept advertisements for them."