Rihanna, Instagram Spar Over Nude Photos
Facebook hates nipples. So does the Facebook-owned Instagram. To be fair, Instagram hated nipples before it was acquired by Facebook, but I’m guessing that Instagram hates nipples even more now because of Facebook’s extreme nipple hatred.
So it’s not that shocking that Instagram scolded Rihanna over her nipples. Rihanna’s response, however, is hilarious.
Earlier this week, Rihanna’s new cover shoot for the Paris-based Lui magazine hit the internet, and well, she’s kind of naked in many of the photos.
And as Rihanna is wont to do, the pop star posted said photos on her Instagram account. Apparently, this drew a warning from the brass at Instagram.
TMZ‘s sources say that Rihanna received an email from the company that “basically warned her–keep your clothes on or risk having your account permanently shut down.”
Cue Rihanna’s public response:
Instagram’s official terms of service prohibit the posting of “violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the service.” But if you follow enough people, you’ll find that the enforcement of this policy is spotty, at best. Rihanna herself has been posting some pretty suggestive photos for a long time now, but I guess the latest display was simply too much for Instagram to abide, especially when you consider that Rihanna has almost 13 million followers on the network.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 29, 2014
Oh well, you can still find all the images over on Twitter, where Rihanna has posted them as well. Twitter, as you may know, is much less nipple-phobic. Actually, they’re pretty much ok with whatever. Twitter doesn’t have a policy against nudity.
Image via Rihanna, Instagram