You ever take a picture of a beautiful meal and upload it to social media? It's kind of a thing - food porn where your friends can oooh and aaah over the gorgeous meal you're about to consume. When a Scottish schoolgirl, 9, took up blogging to document her school cafeteria's (often shoddy) meals, she got nearly 1.5 million followers. And then the school tried to shut her down.
Martha Payne's blog was started 6 weeks ago, and detailed her unappetizing lunches at Lochgilphead Primary School (notably, she found a hair under a cucumber slice). It drew the attention of international students who sent her pictures of their school lunches. It even won the praise of healthy school food advocate Jamie Oliver, who sent her an autographed cookbook signed: "Great work, clever girl. Keep it up."
This Thursday, however, Martha was pulled out of class and told she would be forbidden to post any more photos on her blog. This news drew the ire of her supporters, including Oliver who tweeted "stay strong, Martha!" and entreated his followers to support her.
Friday, School council voted to reverse the call: "I've just instructed senior officials to immediately withdraw the ban on pictures from the school dining hall," Roddy McCuish, leader of the Argyll and Bute Council, told BBC Radio 4 on Friday. "It's a good thing to do, to change your mind. And I've certainly done that."
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