Yesterday, 63-year-old Madonna posted a provocative photo session on her Instagram. A series of shots in which she poses in her underwear on the bed (and even under it) was perceived ambiguously by subscribers and even criticized the singer. Well, then Madonna herself acted in the role of criticism – she turned her anger against the rules of the social network. The fact is that in some of the pictures, Madonna's nipples were visible, which is prohibited on Instagram, and later the pictures were deleted.
I am re-posting photos deleted by Instagram without warning or notice. The reason, as reported to my SMM manager, was that a small part of my nipple was exposed. It still amazes me that we live in a world where every inch of a woman's body can be shown except for the nipple. As if this is the only part of the female anatomy that can be sexualized! Nipples nourish babies!
Can't a man's nipple be perceived as something erotic? What about a female butt that's uncensored anywhere? It's so good that I managed to keep my sanity after these four decades of censorship, sexism, ageism and misogyny,
– wrote Madonna, referring to the years of her career, during which she has been criticized more than once for encroaching on moral foundations.
This time, the singer nevertheless prudently covered her chest with emoji.
It is worth noting that the censoring of female nipple images has long been a topic of heated debate, which even spawned the #FreeTheNipple movement calling for an end to tabooing female breasts.
In 2012, the movement held rallies against the rule that men are allowed topless in public, while women are largely taboo. This differential treatment is discriminatory against women, activists have argued. The campaign was then launched by director Lina Esko. She also made a documentary about walking topless through the streets of New York. In subsequent years, many celebrities joined the campaign, including Miley Cyrus, Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler, Rihanna, Chrissy Teigen and others.