Naomi Campbell's Nude Photo On Instagram Supports 'Free The Nipple' Feminists With Nudist Topless Image

Naomi Campbell’s Nude Photo On Instagram Supports ‘Free The Nipple’ Feminists With Nudist Topless Image

Over on Instagram, Naomi Campbell’s nude photo is making waves because she posed topless in support of the Free the Nipple feminist campaign. While some have criticized her for the move, others claim a woman’s nipple should not be more sexualized in comparison to a man’s.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, Naomi Campbell received a prison sentence in Italy for assaulting a paparazzo and injuring his eye. But the incident in question occurred in 2009, and Campbell’s lawyers are appealing the ruling.

Naomi Campbell’s topless photo was posted with very little explanation by the famous supermodel. While Campbell did use the #freethenipple hashtag, the main reason for the Instagram post seemed to be media exposure for an upcoming book.

“iamnaomicampbell#freethenipple sneak peek of my TASCHEN two-volume book #naomicampbell in @garage_magazine No. @mertalas @macpiggott”

While Campbell did not specifically say this, many claim she is posting the topless photo in opposition to censorship by social media. Instagram specifically does not allow nude photos on their network.

“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.”

The release of Naomi Campbell’s nude photo received mixed reactions. While some congratulated her for “having the courage to free the nipple,” others made crude jokes and asked when the “sex pictures” would be released next.

In response to the controversy, some supporting the feminist Free the Nipple campaign claimed that there was nothing overtly sexual about the Instagram photo.

“Are you ashamed of your own naked body? Do you lack the confidence to have your own nipples be seen? There’s no reason a woman’s nipple should be more sexualized than a man.”

Last month, Go Topless Day protesters like Carolyn Estes claimed that topless women should be allowed the same equal rights as men.

“It’s absurd that someone has judged topless women as obscene, and yet topless men is considered normal in our culture,” said Estes. “We just abhor the double standard. We are practicing our rights. We think everyone should try it — it’s a lot of fun.”

But others point out that Free the Nipple is spending a lot of effort to support the nudist movement while there are many major issues facing women throughout the world.

“In it’s purest form, gender equality it is the belief that men and women should be socially, politically and economically equal. When choosing a cause to fight for within this cultural landscape, ideally the aim should be a result that demonstrably improves the position and lives of the unequal citizens. In this case: women. But in what way will women’s lives in the Western world be improved if tomorrow we were allowed to walk around topless in public?”

What do you think about Naomi Campbell’s naked photo?

[Image via Instagram]

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