EntertainmentTommy Lee's nude photo sparks accusations of double standards

Tommy Lee’s nude photo sparks accusations of double standards

The closely tattooed Mötley Crüe drummer shared a full-frontal selfie on Instagram and Fb on Thursday, with the caption “Ooooopppsss.”

Instagram and Fb took it down inside hours for violating nudity guidelines, a Meta spokesperson instructed CNN. It sparked a debate on social media — with critics accusing the platform of delaying its removing and double requirements.

“So Tommy Lee can submit an image of his penis on @instagram that is nonetheless up three hours later however an image of my curvy booty in a thong bikini will get taken down? Cool, cool,” journalist Lola Méndez tweeted. She compared seeing Lee’s nude picture on social media to getting an unsolicited image of a penis.

Others cited the photograph for example of the misogyny girls face, saying a few of Britney Spears’ revealing posts had been broadly criticized whereas Lee’s picture principally acquired reward.

“Make it make sense. The double commonplace is so obvious,” one user posted. “2022 and we have now to witness Tommy Lee being praised for posting a frontal nude whereas Britney Spears is continually momshamed for posting attractive pics,” another one added.
Lee is the newest in a slew of celebrities who’ve had their pictures faraway from the platform. Instagram suspended Rihanna’s account after the singer posted a topless photograph of herself on the quilt of Lui journal. Photographs posted by Chelsea Handler, Scout Willis, Miley Cyrus and non-binary mannequin Rain Dove have additionally been faraway from the platform.

Instagram explicitly states that it doesn’t permit nude pictures.

“This contains pictures, movies, and a few digitally-created content material that present sexual activity, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks,” it says on its website. “It additionally contains some pictures of feminine nipples, however pictures within the context of breastfeeding, beginning giving and after-birth moments, health-related conditions or an act of protest are allowed.”

In recent times, artists and activists have launched the “Free the nipple” marketing campaign to demand that Instagram cease censoring pictures.

This isn’t the primary time Lee has made headlines for one thing apart from his music. Within the Nineteen Nineties, the rocker’s stolen intercourse tape together with his then spouse Pamela Anderson grew to become such a defining second in popular culture, Hulu launched a sequence on the viral intercourse tape this 12 months.

Lee has not responded to the Instagram controversy however posted an additional photo with a sexual theme after his nude. Some commenters questioned why he posted a brand new picture whereas others instructed him to fall asleep.

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