The daughetr of famous Hollywood actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, claimed on Thursday thats he stands for empowering women with her topless social media protest against popular photo-sharing site Instagram’s no-nudity policy.
Scout Willis, 22, casued debates on Internet standards after posting her topless images in public in New York City on her Twitter account on Tuesday, picking up support from the likes of R&B queen Rihanna.
The girl explained that she was inspired to fight against Instagram’s policy after naked photos Rihanna posted of herself on Facebook Inc’s Instagram were deleted last month.
“This is about helping women feel empowered to make personal choices about their bodies not dictated by what society says is decent,” Willis wrote on Twitter, which allows nude photos.
“Why does @instagram allow photos of heroin being used but deletes a photo of a print of some smoke shows without tops on???” she tweeted on May 20,adding, “Like people are legitimately selling heroin on @instagram but photos of breasts are just too too much for this world…”
Willis also said on her Instagram account that was suspended after she had posted “artistic” and “tasteful” nude photos.
“Made a new Instagram, gonna post lots of beautiful photos of naked women I think. Tasteful, non aggressive, whomever wants to see can, if not,” she wrote Monday, adding, “Well, let’s just see how long they let me stay this time…”
The photo-streaming service announced in a statement that its policies are applied to create a balance between creative expression and making the service a “fun and safe place.”
“Our guidelines put limitations on nudity and mature content,” Instagram said. “Once content is reported to us, we review it and remove if it violates our policies.”
Meanwhile, Willis continues to post images of nipples and comparing between tawdry images and others showing women breastfeeding and has gained support from several followers and contemporaries.
“Now that every1 is listening, let’s talk about root of what is happening here, stop sensationalizing and talk about what’s really at stake,” she wrote Thursday.
“It’s so much bigger than @instagram now,” she said, adding, “This is about helping women feel empowered to make personal choices about their bodies not dictated by what society says is decent.”
The 22-year-old also retweeted a series of supportive tweets with the hashtag “#FreeTheNipple.”
“I don’t understand why this is such a big deal. For gods sake, our puritanical socity (sic) needs to get over itself,” tweeted David Farhi.
“My 3 year old Daughter said its not fair that she has to keep her shirt on when its hot. Shes right,” wrote Tom Andrews.