Madonna attacks Instagram for deleting photos
The photos, which show the singer in various poses, wearing fishnet stockings in her bedroom, were reposted with emojis covering her nipples.
A spokeswoman for Meta, Instagram’s parent company, told CNN in a statement that photos that violate its rules will be removed “whenever we find it, regardless of who posted it. “
“I’m reposting photos that Instagram took down without warning or notice,” Madonna said in a post to her 17 million followers.
“The reason they told management not to process my account was because a small part of my nipple was exposed.
“I’m still amazed that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be exposed except for the nipple.
“As if it were the only anatomical part of a woman that could be sexed. The nipple nourishes the baby!”
She also compared different rules that might apply to men and women. “Can’t a woman’s nipples (sic) be perceived as pornographic?” she wrote in a post that received more than 780,000 likes.
Many congratulated the speaker for the post, sending clapping emojis and supportive comments in response, while others disagreed with the sentiment of the post.
She added: “Thanks for trying to maintain my sanity through four decades of censorship …… sexism …… ageism and thinking deviations.”
A spokesperson for Meta told CNN in a statement: “We take down content that violates our rules whenever we find it, regardless of who posted it.
“While we understand that not everyone will always agree with where we draw lines, our rules are designed to help keep people of all ages safe on the app. ours, while also providing space to express as much as possible.”
However, they claim the application of their rules has become “more nuanced” in recent years to allow posts depicting nipples where a woman is breastfeeding, revealing scars. mastectomy or engage in a protest action.