Madonna vs Instagram: Furious icon slams 'sexist' platform for deleting nipple-baring pics

Madonna is not happy as Instagram took down her racy images for violating guidelines and she's letting them know


                            Madonna vs Instagram: Furious icon slams 'sexist' platform for deleting nipple-baring pics
Madonna lashed out at Instagram's nudity policies for taking down her nipple baring photos (Instagram)
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A lot of things have angered Madonna in the recent past, her Instagram updates reveal. A recent addition to the list of things that the Queen of Pop is seeing red over is Instagram's policies which prohibit women from posting photos with nipples, excluding breastfeeding photos. Madonna lashed out at the platform's policies around nudity slamming them as "sexist" after her recent racy images for which she donned a strappy barely-there bra and thong with fishnets, were taken down. Madonna has posted the formerly nipple-baring images, with small edits but she's not keeping quiet about being censored. 

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The photos in question saw Madonna crouching on a bed while looking into the camera suggestively, another photo saw her posing with nothing on but a bedsheet covering the lower half of her body while she lay on her side on her bed while smiling at the camera. In another photo, she slipped under the bed with just her thong-clad derriere being front and center in the image. Madonna caught a lot of flak for posting these initially, most of the comments were fans age-shaming her.  "Why babe why!!!???! You are better than this!" read a comment. "I am ashamed my God I never thought to say that one day and yet I am ashamed of what my idol becomes," wrote another tagging Madonna in the comment. "Having self-respect at this age will suit you better," another wrote. "Instead of doing these ridiculous pictures, do some quality music like you used to do," wrote another. "Stop showing your ass, we've seen plenty of it with the Sex book and it was brave then. Now it's just classless and it has nothing to do with your age," read another comment. 

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Madonna reposted edited photos from the same series hitting back at censorship, terming the practice as misogynist and sexist, and taking away agency that women have on their bodies. Her caption read, "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.

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"As if that is the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualized. The nipple that nourishes the baby! . Can’t a man's nipple be experienced as erotic ??!! And what about a woman’s ass which is never censored anywhere. Giving thanks that I have managed to maintain my 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 #artistsareheretodisturbthepeace" she concluded. Her latest post received mixed reactions from fans. Some lent her support while the others trash-talked her for the racy nature of the pictures yet again. 

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What also angered Madonna in the recent past is how unsupported she felt during a promotional shoot with V Magazine for her documentary 'Madame X'. In a post, she thanked the people who helped finish the project "against all odds." A part of her caption read, "Thanks to all who did support us and slept on couches and worked long hours and for free all to support madame X who is not only here to disturb the peace but to keep. Art alive I send you all a BIG kiss!" People took offense to the part where she mentioned people worked for free. They slammed her for not paying those who helped from her own pockets despite her staggering net worth. 

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