After Instagram removed images of her in a provocative photo shoot, Madonna hit back at the social media giant.
On Thanksgiving Thursday, the 63-year-old pop star reposted a series of photographs alleging that the powers that be at Instagram removed the original series due to her exposed nipple in some of the images.
Adding to the her photo posts (in which her nipple is now covered by a heart emoji,) the superstar captioned:
“I’m reposting photographs Instagram took down without warning or notification….. The reason they gave my management that does not handle my account was that a small portion of my nipple was exposed.” “It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be shown except a nipple.” “As if that is the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualized.”
The iconic musician argued that women’s nipples should not be censored because they can be used to “nourish a baby” and sometimes men’s nipples can be “erotic” but are not censored. She quipped that she was “giving thanks” for being able to keep her sanity through four decades of “censorship, sexism, ageism, and misogyny.”
“Perfectly timed with the lies we have been raised to believe about the pilgrims peacefully breaking bread with the Native American Indians when they landed on Plymouth Rock! God bless America,” she concluded with the hashtag: “Artists are here to disturb the peace.”