So, how long will this post stay up on Instagram?
Model Chrissy Teigen is the latest in a line of high-profile celebrities who’ve chosen to defy Instagram’s lame rules concerning nudity. On Monday afternoon, Teigen posted this photo, from a shoot for W Magazine:
Back in April, Instagram took a harder line on nudity. The site has always banned nudity and has been quick to remove posts that violate its policy – but now the lines are more clear. Instagram, unsurprisingly, takes the same stance on nudity as its parent company Facebook. Boobs are ok if a baby is attached, and that’s it.
“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. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too,” says Instagram’s terms of service.
Both Rihanna and Chelsea Handler have been vocal in their displeasure at Instagram’s nudity policy. Teigen didn’t mention Instagram in her post or specifically state that she’s testing Instagram’s resolve or anything. But if Instagram chooses to yank her photo or even worse – ban her account – I’m sure we’ll hear about it.
Image via Chrissy Teigen, Instagram