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Instagram asks Rihanna to stop posting nude photos

With that in mind, Rihanna just went and posted all of her Lui photos onto Twitter.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 30, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 9:43 am CDT

Warning: This article contains some explicit material and may be NSFW.

Rihanna got herself in a little trouble after she posted nude photos from her Lui Magazine photoshoot to Instagram

The photo-sharing app and the pop singer have a rocky relationship. Back in September, her Instagram selfie with a slow loris actually prompted a criminal investigation.

She originally posted a few topless photos (NSFW) to her account on Tuesday, but Instagram removed them almost as soon as she posted them. She protested by posting a meme to her more than 12 million Instagram followers.

According to TMZ, Instagram later contacted the singer and told her that if she continued to post nude photos on her Instagram account, she would lose her account.

Nudity is banned on Instagram per its Terms of Use, and it’s the second item on its list of Basic Terms: “You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the Service.”

However, it’s unclear if the Terms of Use include illustrations of nudity. Rihanna’s already getting fanart of the banned Instagram photo, and so far the company hasn’t made any moves about removing it.


With that in mind, Rihanna just went and posted all of her Lui photos onto Twitter, which is OK with nudity.

LUI. #coveR by Mario Sorrenti

— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 29, 2014

lui. #Sorrenti

— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 29, 2014

Twitter 1, Instagram 0.

H/T Death and Taxes | Photo via Eva Rinaldi/Flickr

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2014, 12:26 pm CDT