Teen Fashion Blogger Engaged in Nude Photo Flap

Google shuts down, reinstates Tavi Gevinson's blog

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010  |  Updated 5:36 PM CDT
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Fourteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson is no stranger to controversy.

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Chalk it up as a rare nude photo dispute involving a teen that has nothing to do with sexting.

Oak Park teen fashion blogging sensation Tavi Gevinson is back online after her blog was mistakenly shut down after appearing to run afoul of Google's terms of service violations.

Gevinson's problems began last week on her 14th birthday when she posted a photo of a nude model draped only in ribbons.

"The Style Rookie" blog is published under Google's Blogger service, and four days after the birthday post, the site was taken down and replaced with a message that it was "under review," due to possible terms of service violations, and currently only accessible to its author, The Wall Street Journal Digits blog reported.

Google later told WSJ that the blog was "mistakenly taken down by our automated system," it was reinstated as soon as they became aware of it and that they "reached out to the user and apologized for the inconvenience."

The blog is indeed back up and running, and Tavi has continued blogging.

Her reaction to the whole snafu? Look to her Twitter account:

    Need my own domain, dammit! Then I'll post as many naked ads as I want! Not really! That's kinda weird! Now who's the punk who turned me in!

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