Once you put something out on the internet, there is no way for it to ever be wiped out from the world. That’s the hard truth that many celebrities who had starred in sex scandals learned the hard way.
That’s one of the many reasons why everyone needs to be careful with the information they share online, no matter the form in which they come.
But mommy blogger Meg Ireland did nothing wrong; she simply did what most expectant mothers do: she shared a photo of her baby bump to her social media.
Photo credit: Meg Ireland
What happened next, however, disgusted her.
She found the photos she had taken of herself plastered all over websites promoting and displaying preggophilia porn.
“For those who are unaware, preggophilia the fetishisation of women who are with child,” said a Mama Mia report. “According to preggophilia.com, the sites provide a forum for ‘admirers of pregnant women.’ These range from ‘Pictures of pregnant teens’ to ‘pregnant celebrities’ and ‘Belly expansion photos.’”
Meg found the whole thing appalling, especially that it was happening without her knowledge.
“I see so many people upload their bump pics and now I just gasp and hope to god they don’t get into the hands of someone they shouldn’t,” she captioned one of her Instagram photos showing her distended belly. “We shouldn’t have to worry about people stealing our photos, but unfortunately it happens ALL THE TIME! When I was scrolling through this god awful site trying to find where this thread was, I saw some pretty f**ked up sh*t.”
She continues: “People would say I should only blame myself for uploading ‘personal pictures’ and that it was my own fault (even though my profile was then private).
“I see it differently. I didn’t care that someone had screen shot my photo to show someone, it’s was what they did with my photo that made me physically sick to my stomach.”
Now Meg advises every woman to be cautious when people they don’t know add them on their social media accounts, and never hesitate to block them if they look creepy.
A photo posted by Meg (@shutupmeg91) on
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