In the past couple of months quite a few celebrities have become upset with Instagram and how the app chooses which photos are “offensive”
One of the most famous instances is that of Chelsea Handler, who had her photo removed three times. Her photo has her riding a horse topless, claiming if Putin can do it “Anything a man can do a woman has the right to do better #kremlin”
Another star to catch headlines with her woes with Instagram was Alyssa Milano, who was more than a little displeased when the app took her photo down of her breastfeeding her child.
With the uproar from that public media fight, Instagram has taken a new stance:
“The social media platform clarified in its updated community guidelines that “photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed.”
However, the photo-sharing site is largely sticking to its strict guidelines on nudity, explaining, “We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.”
With all the backlash, claims against feminism, and arguments for freedom of expression Instagram is letting its audience know that they have been heard, while addressing their nudity policies.