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What Happened to This Mom Reveals the Danger of Posting Pregnancy Photos

June 15th 2016

By:
Laura Donovan

Australian blogger Meg Ireland's story is every mom's worst nightmare.

 

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She posted this Instagram photo revealing that this image of her was on a preggophilia porn site without her permission. Ireland shared images of her pregnancy belly on a social media page for mothers in 2014 and discovered that one of them ended up on a fetish page after a fake mother used her image to encourage other moms to share similar photos, she told the Daily Mail Australia.

"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 wrote on Instagram. "We shouldn't have to worry about people stealing our photos, but unfortunately it happens ALL THE TIME!"

Ireland added that people shared pregnancy photos of their wives, colleagues, and sister-in-laws on the site, apparently doing so without permission from the women in the images.

 

A photo posted by Meg (@shutupmeg91) on

"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)," she continued in her Instagram post. "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."

She advised her followers to be cautious. Many of her fans agreed that the situation was horrifying and offered her support:

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