Amber Heard posts photoshopped pic of 'Aquaman' co-star Jason Momoa to protest Instagram's no-nipple policy
The 33-year-old had previously shared a photo from the September issue of Interview Magazine where she posed topless in a black blazer. According to her, the post was taken down by Instagram because she had exposed her left nipple in the shot.
Amber Heard just made a point about Instagram's nipple censorship policy, using a photo of her 'Aquaman' co-star, Jason Momoa.
The Hollywood bombshell, 33, had previously shared a photo from the September issue of Interview Magazine where she posed topless in a black blazer. According to her, the post was taken down by Instagram because she had exposed her left nipple in the shot, reports Fox News.
This time, she posted the same image in an act of protest. However, she edited in Momoa's face and chest to the snap to emphasize her point, saying the post hadn't been removed as displaying male nipples aren't against Instagram's guidelines.
“In honor of IG’s rigorous and equitable Community Guidelines against showing the Female nipple... and since mine enjoyed the brief privilege that’s afforded to my male counterparts," Heard wrote in the caption. "I decided to pay homage by replacing it with a picture that DID meet IG’s strict nudity guidelines and such careful gender policies."
Furthermore, the 'Never Back Down' star also shared the original version of each image on her Instagram Stories so her fans could compare them and call the social media firm out. Heard also clarified in the comments section she didn't mean to offend her 'Aquaman' co-star.
“BTW, love you AquaHubbs! Sorry to use your pecs to make a point!” she wrote.
The stunning duo is set to star once again in an upcoming sequel to the superhero adaptation.
Having said that, this is barely the first time Instagram has faced a backlash from female stars over its rule allowing male nipples on their platform while blocking female nipples.
“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," the social media app's community guidelines state.
"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.”