14 Celeb Pics That Were Considered NSFW By Instagram

Nipples guaranteed.

We all know Instagram runs a tight ship when it comes to ‘explicit’ photos. And while I’m all for the rule, sometimes I do think Instagram takes itself a little too seriously when it comes to removing content. What ever happened to freedom of speech or, in this case, posting the photos you want to post?

Unsurprisingly, the majority of images Instagram deems inappropriate are the ones that expose the female form. Personally, I believe women should be able to do whatever they like with their own body, but apparently the fun police at Instagram disagree. Especially when it came to to these celeb pics…

1. Kendall Jenner

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Kendall posted this pic to celebrate her debut at NYFW, strutting for Marc Jacobs. Despite the long-sleeve shirt, the outfit was promptly taken down. You know, because male nipples are fine, but female nips are like ew…right?

2. Grace Coddington

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When former model and Vogue creative director Grace Coddington posted this nude cartoon of herself, Instagram went too far and deleted her account, deeming the illustration violated its rules. The corporation eventually restored her account but made sure the cartoon didn’t return.

3. Chrissy Teigen

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When this pic of Chrissy was snapped by W mag, she uploaded the shot to her personal account to celebrate. However, Instagram was quick to remove it due to (yep, you guessed it) exposed nips. Sigh…

4. Rihanna

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When Rihanna posted her cover of French magazine Lui, Instagram not only deleted the photo but temporarily suspended @badgalriri’s account altogether.

5. Nick Jonas

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Clearly someone at Instagram HQ felt a little threatened by the hot Jonas brother’s smokin’ bod. It only took a matter of hours for this keeper to be removed from the platform. I’m not seeing the problem…?

6. Scout Willis

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When Scout Willis posted a photo wearing a shirt with two topless women on it, her account was immediately suspended. After requesting for it to be reinstated, Instagram refused, which caused Scout to conduct her famous #FreeTheNipple protest: tweeting topless photos of her walking around NYC.

7. Naomi Campbell

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To support the #FreeTheNipple campaign, the British supermodel teamed up with Garage Magazine to shoot this stunning black-and-white portrait. When the pic was uploaded to Instagram and Twitter, the controlling platform didn’t waste time in quickly removing it. The Twitter image still remains.

8. Naya Rivera

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When Naya’s holiday snap was canned for showing too much skin, we all learnt a little bit of ass also goes against Instagram’s no-nudity policy.

9. Coco Austin

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Although she ‘tried’ to cover up with tiny panties and leg warmers, Instagram considered this photo of Ice-T’s wife to be totes inappropes and instantly took it down.

10. Chelsea Handler

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After a shirtless photo of herself mocking Vladimir Putin was removed from Insty within 30 minutes, Handler fought back with this holiday snap. Needless to say, Instagram wasn’t happy and erased it from the platform. The comedian’s Twitter pic is still hanging around, though.

11. Miley Cyrus

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When Miley joined in the #FreeTheNipple campaign, Instagram didn’t miss a beat, abolishing her image almost immediately. Naturally, she re-uploaded the shot with pizza slices covering her nips.

12. James Franco

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The only thing that’s offensive about this image is those tighty-whities, yet big bully Instagram still deemed the photo NSFW and promptly deleted it.

13. Nicki Minaj

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The ‘Anaconda’ singer learnt about Instagram’s boob phobia the hard way when this pic was speedily taken down.

14. Ashley Tisdale

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Despite covering up all of her lady bits, Ashley Tisdale’s poolside snap was not welcomed with open arms by the peeps at Instagram HQ for reasons we’re still scratching our heads about.

Images via Instagram, perezhilton.com and Twitter.

Comment: Do you think Insty is going a bit too crazy with the rules?