LAS VEGAS — (10-03-19) (Gay News) (Gay Politics) — The Tom of Finland foundation was outraged following Instagram deleting their social media account from their platform.

However immediate reaction from followers and press coverage, Instagram quickly reinstated the @tomoffinlandfoundation Instagram page.

According to the Tom of Finland foundation, on Thursday morning, Instagram Security sent notification to their now shutdown @tomoffinlandfoundation Instagram page, informing them that their page was permanently shutdown.

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“We have permanently deleted your account from our servers because your account violated our community guidelines.

“We warned you about this, but you continued to violate community guidelines. Such accounts are never reactivated.”

That is what The Tom of Finland Foundation came into the office to find in their “In Box” this morning. However thanks to the power of the LGBTQ news media and Tom of Finland followers, the platform seems to have had a change of heart by reinstating their @tomoffinlandfoundation Instagram page.

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Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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