Naomi Campbell's Gorgeous Topless Photo Sent a Message to Instagram

September 16th 2015

Laura Donovan

Model Naomi Campbell joined a growing list of celebrities who support the #FreeTheNipple movement. She posted a topless photo of herself on Instagram, which has historically censored female nipples but not male ones.

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Campbell uploaded the image Tuesday and the photo was removed by Wednesday afternoon, when she started trending on social media for taking the picture. It's unclear at this time whether Campbell or Instagram removed the image:

Naomi Campbell Topless Instagram Photo

Here is Instagram's policy on nudity:

"We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too."

Campbell is not the first female celebrity to make headlines for posting topless images on Instagram. Last year, Bruce Willis' daughter Scout took to Twitter to share a topless photo of herself in Manhattan to show that it's legal to bear one's breasts in New York City yet forbidden on Instagram:

Actress Cara Delevingne cheered on #FreetheNipple last year as well:

Towards the end of last year, comedian Chelsea Handler uploaded a topless picture of her on a horse to re-imagine the famous photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin doing the same thing. This image was banned on Instagram multiple times, after multiple attempts by Handler:

Model Chrissy Teigen has been one of the most visible celebrity proponents of #FreetheNipple. A few months ago, Instagram removed one of her topless W magazine photoshoot images, and she responded by posting this photo that hides the sight of her nipple but still reveals much of her breast:

Teigen threw shade at Instagram by posting a photo of her famous husband John Legend's butt. This image was not removed by Instagram: