Tommy Lee’s nude photograph sparks accusations of double requirements

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 informed CNN. It sparked a debate on social media — with critics accusing the platform of delaying its removing and double requirements.

“So Tommy Lee can post a picture of his penis on @instagram that’s still up three hours later but a picture of my curvy booty in a thong bikini gets 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 have been broadly criticized whereas Lee’s picture principally acquired reward.

“Make it make sense. The double standard is so apparent,” one user posted. “2022 and we have to witness Tommy Lee being praised for posting a frontal nude while Britney Spears is constantly momshamed for posting sexy 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. Pictures 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 includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks,” it says on its web site. “It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations 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 aside from his music. Within the Nineteen Nineties, the rocker’s stolen intercourse tape along with his then spouse Pamela Anderson turned 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 a further photograph with a sexual theme after his nude. Some commenters questioned why he posted a brand new picture whereas others informed him to fall asleep.