Pinterest and The Knot want to take some of the “romance” and “charm” out of the plantation-as-wedding-venue trend.
Officials with Pinterest and The Knot Worldwide, which owns popular wedding sites The Knot and Wedding Wire, told BuzzFeed this week they are changing their policies to stop promoting wedding venues and content that romanticizes former slave estates.
A spokesperson for Pinterest told HuffPost that the site is de-indexing Google searches for plantation weddings and won’t accept ads from the estates. While people can still search for plantations on the site, an advisory message will pop up that states that some results may violate Pinterest’s policies.
“We’re doing this because everyone deserves to feel welcome and inspired when planning their wedding on Pinterest,” the spokesperson said. “Weddings should be a symbol of love and unity. Plantations represent none of those things.”