Instagram does an about face..

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  1. Shithead

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    Instagram says it doesn't always 'get it right' after it deactivated Aussie account that featured women's natural pubic hair
    The photo-sharing site backpedaled Wednesday after initially deleting a picture featuring two models in bathing suits posted by Aussie agency Sticks and Stones.
    BY Meredith Engel
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Thursday, January 22, 2015, 2:22 PM
    [​IMG] STICKS AND STONES AGENCY This is the photo in question.
    Sticks and Stones may break bones — and, apparently, Instagram's nudity policy.

    Three weeks ago, Australian agency Sticks and Stones uploaded a picture of two women in bathing suits, their natural pubic hair peeking out of the seams. Instagram — whose user guidelines ban "violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos" — disabled the account.

    But shortly thereafter, Mic.com, Cosmopolitan and other outlets — plus an army of irate Instagram users — condemned the photo-sharing site for its stance on women au naturel.

    But the photo also contained the slightest glimpse at one of the model's nipples, which could have given Instagram a reason to stick to its staunch no-nipple policy and take down the account.

    After a barrage of complaints, Instagram told the Daily News that it "made a mistake" and reactivated Sticks and Stones' account.

    "We try hard to find a good balance between allowing people to express themselves creatively and having policies in place to maintain a comfortable experience for our global and culturally diverse community," an Instagram spokesperson told the News. "This is one reason why our guidelines put limitations on nudity, but we recognize that we don't always get it right. In this case, we made a mistake and have since restored the account."

    Sticks and Stones director Ainsley Hutchence told the Huffington Post that men "can get away with a lot more on Instagram."

    Jessica Lewis, a model who found the Sticks and Stones photo online, told Mic.com that Justin Bieber's recent Calvin Klein shoot — which showed his pubic hair — was an example that men can show more on the social networking site.

    And a slew of celebs are outspoken in their support of the nipple.

    Chelsea Handler, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, among other celebrities, have all had topless photos deleted from Instagram.

    Handler engaged in a war of words with the site after it repeatedly took down a photo of her mimicking Vladimir Putin on horseback.

    "If Instagram takes this down again, you're saying Vladimir Putin has more 1st amendment rights than me. Talk to your bosses," she wrote.

    She eventually left Instagram for Twitter.

    In May, Scout Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, took to the streets of New York topless in protest of Instagram's nudity policies. Her account was deactivated.

    Before this year's Golden Globes, Lena Dunham posed for a photo wearing nipple pasties as she got ready. "Girls" producer Jenni Konner posted the pic and captioned it "#FREETHENIPPLE cover."

    A "Free the Nipple" film about topless women being arrested in New York, where it is legal for women to expose their breasts in public, was picked up by IFC Films and recently released.
     
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    Why in the fuck dont Australian girls shave their whisker biscuits?

    Whats up wit dat?


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    Oofah.
     
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    Shave it clean!
     
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    LOL! This is allowed on Instagram? I thought the site was ultra prudish but this is allowed because the hair is "natural?" Hah! So I guess nipples are artificial? This decision is bizarre. But all nudity policies are weird if you really think about it.

    1) Nipple = not OK
    2) underboob, side boob, any cleavage except he nipple = OK
    3) pubic hair streaming out of bikinis = OK
     
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    They have nice bodies and pretty faces, but no one wants to see that shit.
     
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    Would not be going down under.
     
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    There goes GaryPuppet again with the whisker biscuits... :backlol:
     
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    That used to turn me off. Now I couldn't give a flying fuck.
     
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    a little heads up in the title would have been nice

    :behave:
     
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    What the hell kind of "model shoot" is this??
    Looks like photos taken before a snuff film
     
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    Talk about the Outback...
     
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    Bush is back. I keep reading articles about it. I notice it with the younger chicks in porn. Pubes never slowed me down:dontknow:
     
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