Drummer Mötley Crüe with bold tattoos shared a full-front selfie on Instagram and Facebook on Thursday, captioned “Ooooopppsss.”
A spokesperson for Meta told CNN that Instagram and Facebook took it down within hours for violating nudity rules. It sparked a debate on social media – with critics accusing the platform of delaying its removal and double standards.
Others cited the photo as an example of inappropriate women’s faces, saying some of Britney Spears’ revealing posts were widely criticized while Lee’s images were mostly praised. .
Instagram explicitly states that they do not allow nude photography.
In recent years, artists and activists have launched the “Free the Nipple” campaign to demand Instagram stop censoring photos.
This isn’t the first time Lee has drawn attention to something other than his music. In the 1990s, when the rocker’s stolen sex tape with then-wife Pamela Anderson became a pivotal moment in pop culture, Hulu released a series of viral sex tapes this year.