Chrissy Teigen launched an attack on Instagram’s strict censoring practices. The model recently posted a topless picture that was taken during a photoshoot for W Magazine where she knew that her nipple was showing.
She dared Instagram to report her photo by posting it three times.
In her defense, she was only trying to make a point. Why is the female nipple so offensive compared to the male equivalent?
Many other models, including Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski shared their own sexy photos from this shoot, but Teigen was the only model whose image was removed. Even though the other photos showed just as much skin, Instagram’s intense dislike for the female nipple separated Teigen’s photo as the most offensive.
Teigen pointed out that classic art pieces, such as paintings or sculptures, usually allow female breasts to be displayed without being sexualized. To emphasize this, two versions of the photo that Teigen posted on Instagram were filtered to look like pencil drawings.
However, Instagram deleted all three of the model’s posts.
Teigen claims that she’s the most comfortable in her “own skin” so we have a feeling this battle is far from over.
Until the next protest, it looks like Chrissy Teigen has joined Rihanna and Miley Cyrus in the #FreeTheNipple Campaign!
Check out this video of Teigen talking about the W Magazine photoshoot: