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Madrid – Instagram has apologized for removing the official poster of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s new film from the social network because it showed a nipple, after the poster designer complained about censorship.
Facebook’s parent company Instagram told The Associated Press on Wednesday that several images of a “Madris Parallillas” poster, which shows a nursing nipple, have been removed for “violating our rules against nudity” after they were uploaded on Monday.
“However, we do make some exceptions to allow nudity in certain circumstances, which includes when there is a clear artistic context. So we have restored posts sharing the Almodóvar movie poster on Instagram, and we are truly sorry for any confusion caused,” the company said in an email statement. .
Old Facebook and Instagram rules — and previous bans — motivated the use of the #FreetheNipple movement and the hashtag on Instagram, which many artists and celebrities use to depict nipples despite the rules. The ban does not include male nipples.
Spanish label designer Javier Gian wrote in a blog post that the poster was removed from his Instagram page on Tuesday: “As expected, Instagram has deleted the poster we made for Almodóvar’s latest movie #madresparalelas.” He said that after the photo was reposted, it was allowed to stay.
A request for comment from the Almodóvar production company was not answered.
Madres Paralelas starring Penelope Cruz will open the Venice Film Festival on September 1.