Instagram Suspends Grace Coddington For Posting a Drawing of Nipples

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Instagram, a photo sharing app based around the principles of whimsical photo filters and screaming whenever you even think about a human breast, is up to its old tricks: Vogue creative director Grace Coddington had her account suspended, then reinstated, after she put up a pencil drawing of herself topless. In the drawing, her nipples looked like this: ( . . ) Thank goddess someone is keeping all that smut off the 'net!


According to The Cut, Coddington uploaded the drawing — which was meant to promote her Paddle8 "No Clothes" auction — on Friday morning. Within 24 hours, her entire account was gone, because she'd been found in violation of Instagram's no-nudity clause (should have drawn a lil' triangle-shaped bikini to cover those miniscule dots that functioned as representational nipples!).

After some protest from the teeming masses, Coddington's account was restored. A rep from the app told The Cut, "When our team processes reports from other members of the Instagram community, we occasionally make a mistake. In this case, we wrongly removed content and worked to rectify the error as soon as we were notified. We apologize for any convenience [sic, I presume]."

In response to this whole debacle, Coddington posted a censored picture of her cats, which is an optimal way to have the final word:

For comparison's sake: Bizarro World Justin Bieber Cody Simpson Instagrammed a picture of his actual naked butt on Sunday. Though the photo was taken down, his account was not suspended — which seems kind of inequitable? I mean, I don't know what strange mechanisms transpire behind the InstaVeil — maybe it was a genuine mistake, who knows — but I feel do qualified to give this one piece of advice: seriously, guys, chill about the nipples. Everyone has them. It's okay.

It's like Instagram doesn't even feel bad about chasing Rihanna off and sending us all into deep mourning.


Image via Instagram.


Keep the drawings and ban duck-face selfies, the world will be a better place!