Golf influencer Paige Spiranac ‘shadow banned’ over ‘cleavage’ upload

Golfer and social media sensation Paige Spiranac has reportedly been hit with an online ban after one upload pushed the limits.\

Weeks after LSU gymnastics star Olivia Dunne alleged she was being shadow banned by the social media platform, golf influencer Paige Spiranac made the same claim, the NY Post reports.

While Dunne never specifically explained why she felt she was being shadow banned by the app, Spiranac felt she knew exactly what the reason was in her case.

“I’m shadow banned on TikTok all because of some little innocent cleavage. Free the cleavage!” she wrote on X.

In a separate post, she uploaded a video of herself that TikTok “doesn’t approve of” and that it would be fine in the confines of X.

The three-second clip shows the 30-year-old former college and pro golfer in a white dress holding a pink-handled driver in her left hand as she walks towards the camera.

The camera zooms in on her as she smiles, flips a golf ball in her right hand and eventually walks out of frame.

The post on X with the video had over 76,000 views, but the same video Spiranac put on TikTok had garnered just over 1,000 views.

A look at her previous videos also showed a significant decrease in views.

She had a combined 16,000-plus views on her last two TikTok videos, with neither coming close to reaching above 100,000 that her three before that reached.

Spiranac’s views have crossed into the hundreds of thousands regularly, dating back to the first TikTok post on her page on March 5, 2019.

Dunne, 21, faced a similar scenario when she first made her allegations in December.

Outkick noted that the influencer’s viewer stats had dipped noticeably at the time, but they have appeared to rebound recently, with videos on Dunne’s page crossing the 1 million mark consistently.

For now, it’s unclear whether Spiranac has been actually targeted by TikTok or has just been a victim of the complicated algorithm that the social media giant deploys.


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