Instagram pulls Long Island comedian’s Reel poking fun at Boeing Co.


An Instagram Reel from a Long Island comedian poking fun at Boeing has been jettisoned from the social media platform.

In the wake of the plane-maker’s ongoing issues and subsequent leadership shakeup — mostly stemming from mechanical problems with its 737 Max line — comedian Christopher Barnes headed to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City to film a video lampooning the aerospace giant.

The 46-second video, once published, lasted just 28 hours on Instagram — where Barnes’ Reels often reach into the millions of views.

But you could still watch it here on Greater Long Island (tap the play button):

Instagram alerted Barnes on Tuesday that his comedic Boeing content had been removed, as it was “a threat to public safety.”

“It looks like you shared or sent something that could encourage violence and lead to risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety,” Instagram noted, along with his content-removal alert.

Barnes, who has 122,000 followers on the platform, appealed.

Instagram wasn’t hearing it.

“We reviewed your post again and confirmed that it does not follow our Community Guidelines on violence and incitement,” was Instagram’s response. “We know this is disappointing but we want to keep Facebook safe and welcoming for everyone.”

Barnes, originally of Garden City, responded with some posts to his Instagram Stories — hilariously intimating that Boeing was behind the removal: Scroll down for screenshots.

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