Miley Cyrus challenges Instagram’s nudity guidelines with #FreeTheNipple post

'This is getting removed soon! I’ve been warned by the gram gods!'

Olivia Petter
Wednesday 23 October 2019 12:20
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Miley Cyrus has challenged Instagram’s nudity guidelines by posting a photograph exposing her nipples.

On Wednesday, the “Wrecking Ball” singer posted a series of selfies wearing a sheer white vest and shorts.

“I’m getting more basic by the day,” Cyrus wrote in the caption below.

“The only thing the ‘new me’ loves more than a mirror selfie is a self timed one.”

Aware of Instagram’s community guidelines, which specifically cite “some photos of female nipples” as against the rules, Cyrus said that she has been warned by the platform that her post could be removed.

“PS this is getting removed soon!” she wrote. “I’ve been warned by the gram gods!”

Cyrus’ post comes days after Amber Heard posted a topless photograph of Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa to condemn Instagram’s double standards regarding nudity guidelines between men and women.

The image Heard shared showed Momoa’s face and bare chest edited onto a photo of her 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.

Free the Nipple started in 2012 as a campaign highlighting the bias between male and female nudity, with men able to appear topless in public without judgement while it's considered sexually indecent for women to do the same.

Many celebrities have expressed support for the campaign with regards to social media, urging platforms like Facebook and Instagram to relax their regulations and give women the same rights as men when it comes to exposing themselves.

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