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Facebook bans woman's 100-pound weight loss photo

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Weight loss stories aren't a new thing on Facebook. Many people turn to Facebook to share their weight loss journey with their family and friends. However, according to an article published by Fox News on Jan. 14, one Washington woman's weight loss photo was banned from Facebook.

Fox News reports that Marilyn McKenna posted of photo of herself with both legs inside one leg of her "fat pants" to celebrating losing 100 pounds only to have it removed by Facebook.

See: Marilyn McKenna's "fat pants" photo here.

Reports indicated that Facebook removed the photo from the popular social media site because McKenna opted to pay to “promote” the photo. A Facebook spokesperson told reporters that the photo was allegedly removed because Facebook considered the it a weight loss advertisement, and that the site requires weight loss ads to be limited to users who are over 18 years old.

On Tuesday, McKenna told her Twitter followers that she can't wait "until we move past this whole silly FB [Facebook] controversy." She maintains that she isn't “promoting” anything, and insists that she isn't selling anything.

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