The musician posted a selfie that shows him completely naked – with a focus on his intimate area. Tommy Lee has sparked a debate over online nudity. Last year, Instagram deleted a post by Madonna, and her colleague Rihanna’s account was even completely disconnected. The reason: The pop stars showed their nipples – and thus violated the guidelines of the social media platform. It only allows completely bare female breasts “in connection with breastfeeding, childbirth or to draw attention to health issues”. Men, on the other hand, are allowed to show their nipples on Instagram, which has repeatedly led to allegations and protests in recent years. Now, Tommy Lee has given new fuel to the debate. The Mötley Crüe star posted a naked picture of herself on Instagram, showing not only her nipples, but especially her penis.
“A disgusting double standard”
While the platform takes tough action on women and usually removes photos with nipples after a few minutes, the musician’s post stayed online for hours – and caused a stir on social media. Dozens of Twitter users shared censored versions of the photo, which Pamela Anderson’s ex-husband just captioned “Ooooopppsss”, expressing their anger.