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Featured Image Credit: tommy.lee / Instagram. C. Neil Decrescenzo/ZUMA Press Wire
The Mötley Crüe member stunned the internet by uploading a photo of his crown jewels with the caption: “Ooooopppsss.”
And a major ooooopppsss on Instagram’s part for allowing the photo to stay online for a few hours, despite conflicting with the platform’s terms and conditions.
Instagram’s community guidelines clearly state: “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.”
Well, the intern must have been working that day.
The musician shocked many fans with his racy photo, as one person wrote: “I can’t believe no other musician has thought to post their entire dick on their main before. The algorithm loved it. Tommy Lee is a genius”
Another said: “Tommy lee getting his chopper out on IG wasn’t on the 2022 bingo card, but here we are.”
so tommy lee can post his full cock on main for eight whole hours but instagram is putting sex workers on a terror watch list lol— ً (@liIpochaco) August 11, 2022
A third person commented: “Tommy Lee changing his bio to New Album Out Now then posting his whole dick is the future of music marketing. That’s it from now on. Dicks on main.”
While some pointed out Instagram’s double standards for censoring women’s bodies, with one person writing: “How is Tommy Lee's hog still up on Instagram but when I post an artistic nude with a slither of a nipple my entire account gets flagged.”
Another said: “Tommy Lee’s dick pic can stay up for hours but a female shows a nipple and it gets removed within minutes.”
Most recently, actor Florence Pugh poked fun at Instagram’s draconian policy.
While attending a Valentino fashion show, the 26-year-old was captured wearing a sheer hot pink dress, to which she captioned the photo: “Technically they’re covered?”
While appearing on Vox’s podcast Recode Daily, non-binary model and activist Rain Dove also took aim at the social media platform’s inconsistency: "In many ways, what Instagram is doing by playing it safe, [they’re] being complicit to a society that says that we should be ashamed of the fact that we are born into a body that we did not choose, that we should be ashamed of our flesh.
“They have the power to save lives, to bring us into a world which accepts us on an equal footing.
“And they have the power to be complicit. ... They’re saying, ‘We don’t actually care about you.’ And sometimes, a large entity that just says ‘I don’t care’ tells the rest of the world that it’s okay not to care either.”