KEY POINTS

  • Madonna said Instagram took down her photos because they exposed a small portion of her nipple
  • The "Like a Virgin" singer ranted about the sexualization of women's nipples when she reuploaded the snaps
  • Madonna's followers supported her argument against Instagram and even brought up the free the nipple campaign

Madonna was clearly not happy when her photos on Instagram were taken down without any warning, so she uploaded them again.

The "Like a Virgin" singer recently uploaded some pictures on the photo-sharing platform. However, Instagram took her post down without notifying her because her nipple was exposed in the snaps. Madonna uploaded the same pictures again but added an emoji to cover her nipple, so Instagram would not delete her post.

In the photos, Madonna is seen wearing black mesh lingerie while lying in bed. In the first picture, she covered her nipple with a heart emoji. She did the same thing to the other two pictures she uploaded where she's seen on top of the bed. 

She also exposed her buttocks in some of the pictures. In one snap, Madonna posed under the bed with her derrière and legs on full display.

"I’m reposting photographs Instagram took down without warning or notification," she wrote in the caption. "The reason they gave my management that does not handle my account was that a small portion of my nipple was exposed. It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be shown except a nipple."

Madonna was surprised with the reason the platform gave because it was as if nipples were the only part of a woman's anatomy that could be sexualized. She also reminded everyone that women's nipples are important since they nourish babies.

"And what about a woman’s a-- which is never censored anywhere. Giving thanks that I have managed to maintain my sanity through four decades of censorship…… sexism……ageism and misogyny," she continued. "Perfectly timed with the lies we have been raised to believe about the pilgrims peacefully breaking bread with the Native American Indians when they landed on Plymouth Rock! God bless America."

Madonna's new post seemed safe for Instagram's rules because it has been up for several hours already. Many of her followers agreed with her argument over the issue.

"Totally agree!!!" Egyptian artist Youssef Nabil commented.

"YES QUEEN," another fan added.

"EXACTLY WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW OUR BODIES!!!!" a third user added.

Some of Madonna's followers also brought up the free the nipple campaign in the discussion on her post.

"FREE ALL NIPPLES!" one wrote.

"FREE THE NIP," another added.

Last month, Madonna was criticized for recreating Marilyn Monroe's death scene for her cover shoot with V magazine. In the snaps, the "Material Girl" hitmaker was seen lying on the mattress, exposing her bottom. Another photo showed prescription pills on her nightstand.

Monroe was found dead in her bed in Los Angeles on Aug. 5, 1962. She reportedly died due to an overdose of barbiturates or sedative drugs. So, many called Madonna's photos "gross and inappropriate."

Madonna, pictured at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, has sold more than 300 million albums Madonna, pictured at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, has sold more than 300 million albums Photo: AFP / ANGELA WEISS