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Chelsea Handler furthers Instagram-censorship fight with new topless photos
And she got some help from Miley Cyrus.
Warning: This article contains images that may be NSFW.
If you feel like you haven’t seen enough of Chelsea Handler’s nipples this year, then we’ve got an early New Year’s present for you: The comedian (and her nipples) are continuing to fight the good fight against Instagram censorship… by posting yet another topless photo on Instagram.
On Friday, Handler posted the photo on Instagram, in which she posed topless and pretended to look for her dog Chunk.
After Instagram deleted the photo for violating its terms of service, Handler posted yet another topless image on Twitter, with the message: “Finding Chunk. Instagram had him!”
(You can see the uncensored, NSFW shot here.)
Handler’s been taking a stand against Instagram’s anti-female-nudity policy since October, when she posted a snapshot of herself mocking Vladimir Putin’s famous shirtless horseback-riding photo.
A few weeks later, Handler posted a nude photo mimicking Kim Kardashian’s famous #BreakTheInternet photo shoot, which she superimposed next to the original photo of herself topless on a horse. Instagram allowed users to post the photo of Kardashian, while Handler’s version was removed.
“Just so I’m clear, Instagram… it’s ok to use nudity to sexualize yourself on your site, but not to make a joke?” wrote handler. “I’m just so confused.”
A photo posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on
Handler is not the only celebrity to participate in the #freethenipple campaign, the social media movement against censorship of female toplessness on sites like Facebook and Instagram. Last summer, Scout Willis was photographed walking around New York City topless to protest Instagram suspending her account.
On Sunday, Miley Cyrus, who first brought attention to #freethenipple when she tweeted a photo of herself topless with the hashtag in December 2013, posted another topless photo on Instagram, alongside bizarre doctored topless images of a younger, Hannah Montana-era version of herself.
There’s also a Free The Nipple movie, directed by Cyrus’s friend Lina Esco, which was released in select theaters earlier this month.
H/T Uproxx | Photo via Chelsea Handler/Instagram, Twitter
EJ Dickson is a writer and editor who primarily covers sex, dating, and relationships, with a special focus on the intersection of intimacy and technology. She served as the Daily Dot’s IRL editor from January 2014 to July 2015. Her work has since appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mic, Bustle, Romper, and Men’s Health.