Amber Heard posts topless Jason Momoa photo to criticise Instagram nudity guidelines

Semi-nude image of Aquaman star was removed by social media app last month

Sarah Young
Monday 21 October 2019 15:05
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Amber Heard posts topless Jason Momoa photo to criticise Instagram nudity guidelines

Amber Heard has condemned Instagram’s double standard on nudity guidelines after a photo of her was removed.

The 33-year-old actor called out the social media platform over its censorship policies using a photo of her Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa.

The image she shared showed Momoa’s face and bare chest edited onto the same photo of Heard that was removed by Instagram.

The original picture featured Heard wearing a black suit jacket with one of her breasts visible.

“In honour of IG’s rigorous and equitable Community Guidelines against showing the Female nipple...and since mine enjoyed the brief privilege that’s afforded to my male counterparts…I decided to pay homage by replacing it with a picture that DID meet IG’s strict nudity guidelines and such careful gender policies,” Heard wrote in the caption.

“See my stories to vote on which edit you prefer the most...and thank you IG, here’s to 2019!” she added.

In the comments, Heard said there was no ill will between her and Momoa, but that she was simply trying to prove a point.

“Btw, love you AquaHubbs!” she wrote.

“Sorry to use your pecs to make a point!”

The Justice League star’s post has since got more than 300,000 likes and received hundreds of comments from followers showing their support.

“I find this prejudice of society totally ridiculous. It’s just nipples,” one person wrote.

Another added: “You go girl.”

Many others reinforced Heard’s condemnation of the app by commenting using the hashtag #FreeTheNipple.

Earlier this month, beauty company Avon called on Instagram to lift its ban on female nipples during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) to help highlight the importance of breast health.

Currently, Instagram’s community guidelines state that it does not allow nudity, including photos of female nipples.

However, exceptions are made for images featuring post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding.

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