Scout Willis and her recent protest against Instagram’s anti-nipple policy just got a little more real today when she chose to start walking around the streets of New York City and shop for flowers, all while topless, and all while posting photos of the adventure to Twitter. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there are topless photos of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter her Twitter account right now.
If you use Instagram, you’re probably well aware that the social media site has a somewhat gray line when it comes to posting sexual material. The one thing, though, that Instagram does not appreciate are nipples. Chrissy Teigen, Rihanna, Kirill of KirillWasHere.com, and a lot of other people have been thrown off Instagram for posting a little nipple here and there.
So when Scout posted a photo of this jacket (featuring two topless women), she was shocked to learn that she had been given a warning from Instagram regarding a violation of their policy. It was time to take to the streets. Topless. But not before posting a lot of stuff on Twitter about how much Instagram sucks.
We’re on Scout’s side here. Not because she’s walking around without a top on but because the social media platform’s policy is ridiculous. It’s very easy to be hyper-sexual without showing any nipple, yet when artists try and prove a point with a naked body they get smacked down. Facebook is the same way…
But like it or not, Facebook and Instagram are two different things. One is hyper personal with information, links etc. The other is just for photos with a little bit of text. The fact of the matter is that Instagram is art. And what is art without nipples?