Madonna blasts Instagram after images showing her nipple get removed from the app

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Madonna speaks onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center in New York City. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS
Madonna speaks onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center in New York City. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

Queen of pop Madonna was left unimpressed after Instagram removed a post of images she had shared from a photo shoot that showed her nipples. The star insists they would have never done so if she was a man.

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She reposted the images again, this time putting a red heart over the nipple. "I am reposting photographs Instagram had took down without warning or notification," she wrote. 

Her management was told that her that they got removed because a small portion of her nipple was exposed.

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Madonna says, "It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows for every inch of a woman's body to be shown except her nipple. As if that is the only part of a woman's anatomy that could be sexualised. The nipple that nourishes the baby!"

The Material Girl singer asked, "Can't a man's nipple be experienced as erotic? And what about a woman's ass which is never censored anywhere."

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It is not the first time that the star has had to defend herself. Madonna gives thanks that she has been able to maintain sanity in four decades of censorship, sexism, ageism, and misogyny over her long career in the industry.

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