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When he's not explaining to Orange is the New Black fans the difference between reality and television actor Matt McGorry is standing up for the female n*pple on Instagram.
He posted a shirtless picture July 8, onto which he photoshopped female nipples originally belonging to Miley Cyrus (left) and Chrissy Teigen (right).
Here it is:
He explained that it was part of the #FreeTheNipple campaign, drawing attention to the rather ludicrous censorship standards of the photo sharing app, which has recently been playfully protested by Cyrus and Teigen.
In McGorry's own words, he lays out a very compelling and thoughtful defense for all nipples everywhere.
This is a photo of me from my bodybuilding years, circa 2010. And these are the nipples of @mileycyrus and @chrissyteigen (I hope you don't mind me borrowing them!) from their Instagram posts that were removed due to the dangerousness of their visible female nips. Can't you tell by how perverse my photo has become without my asexual male nippies? Sarcasm.
The banning of women's nipples may sound normal or even inconsequential as you think, "well, women's nipples are more sexual than men's nipples". But that's not some scientific fact. It's because of how our society so heavily sexualizes women. And it should be up to the individual woman to decide if she wants to show them, just like men have the choice.
If you have breasts, you might think, "I'm not interested in showing my niplets on social media or in public," in which case you should feel free to keep 'em swaddled! But shouldn't you support the freedom of CHOICE of the INDIVIDUAL woman to do this even if YOU don't want to? Like, even if you'd never be interested in joining a protest, wouldn't you think it's important to have the CHOICE to be able to legally protest, if one so chooses? The answer is yes.
At the heart of it, it's simply about gender equality and equal rights.
What a well stated stand. Amen, brother.
Late in the afternoon June 29, Chrissy Teigen posted a topless shot of herself to her Instagram. It was not her first and it probably won't be her last.
Her last attempts at beating the Instagram standard of excellence were taken down shortly after she put them up on the public account. Sadly, this one was no different.
Luckily for you, we took a screen shot of it.
Unluckily, we had to edit it because of ethics.
She goaded her follows by adding yet another picture of the comments.
She's probably just trying to make everyone's Monday just a little better.
So now I guess Instagram is where rapper beef is born.
The news broke June 22 that P. Diddy was arrested for allegedly assaulting a UCLA coach with a kettlebell. Shortly after 50 Cent took to Instagram to post some chiding pictures and videos of the arrest.
Then, after it came out Diddy would be charged with creating a making a terrorist threat:
Apparently, there were other, more on the nose, posts about the arrests, but Fiddy deleted them. The Huffington Post got the explanation.
50 Cent explained why he took the post down: As soon as Diddy was formally charged, "that's when it stops being funny."
"When it's happening and it's like, 'What? What happened?', I'm getting it like everyone else is getting it and just making fun of the situation," 50 said. "But when it gets to him actually being charged with something, you pump the brakes a little bit and see what happens with his actual case."
Despite the social media mockery, 50 added that as a parent, he understands Diddy wanting to protect his son against what he perceived as unfair treatment.
Way to try to keep it classy 50, but the damage might have already been done.
We all hope Dwayne Johnson's Instagram account is an accurate representation of the man. For all the side-swiping he's doing on the harmless cars of Massachusetts, he steps up his gentleman wiles and takes responsibility for all the damage he causes.
Hittin' cars and makin' friends.
This week, a fan-made video brought back to light the confusion of whether Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain are really separate people or just one entity with slightly different interchangeable faces.
The two actors, one was Oscar-nominated for Zero Dark Thirty and one won an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight Scene in The Twilight Saga:Eclipse, took to social media to put a final end to this eternal question.
2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (ever heard of her?) has launched and authenticated an Instagram account.
She tastefully entered this foray with a little joke commenting her pants-suit-wearing predilection, while also using the colors of this great nation (America).
So that's nice.
Last time around, social media meant big wins for Obama's reelection, so expect just a sheer onslaught of political attention from candidates to your feeds.
The best we can hope for is that they make it interesting and entertaining for us.
Actually the best we can hope for is that our elected leaders act in a moral and just way to the benefit of all humankind, but let's not go nuts.
Taylor Swift has been gradually releasing posters on her Instagram for a new video which will premiere on the Billboard Music Awards May 17. It's for the single Bad Blood off last year's 1989.
The thing is, the cast just keeps growing, from fellow musicians, to Victoria Secret models, to Lena Dunham.
In a sudden turn of events, Kevin Bacon posted a rather portly picture of himself on Instagram May 4. It looks surprising on the outset, but closer examination shows it must be prosthetics. Seams and make up galore.
Plus, he looked like this only two weeks ago:
So, what's his next project?