Madonna used her official Instagram account to announce that she has been restricted from using the photo-sharing app to go live. Several fans were enraged by the event, but few of them know why this step was taken. So, here’s the real reason why Madonna was banned from going Live on Instagram:
Madonna’s rocking history with Instagram:
Last year, Instagram took down a Madonna post when one of the photos showed her exposed nipple. The singer re-posted the photos, criticizing the site for sexualizing one region of her body particularly. Here, Madonna was photographed posing on a bed wearing lingerie, fishnet stockings, and Christian Louboutin shoes. In one of the photos, the star was also seen topless while lying underneath the blanket. A red heart emoji was used to cover the photos where her breasts were visible.
Back then, she had written, “I’m reposting photographs Instagram took down without warning or notification. The reason they gave my management that does not handle my account was that a small portion of my nipple was exposed. It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be shown except a nipple. As if that is the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualized. The nipple that nourishes the baby! Can’t a man’s nipple be experienced as erotic ??!! And what about a woman’s ass which is never censored anywhere”.
Why Instagram banned the singer from going live:
When Madonna attempted to go live on Instagram, she received a message that she had violated community norms. Speaking in a video depicting the incident posted to her main Instagram page, Madonna said: “Guys we’re gonna go live. What the f***? We’re blocked from Live? Ew, what’s happening?”. According to femalefirst.co.uk, the ‘Material Girl’ singer went on to mention her regular nude photographs shared on the platform, joking that she was dressed properly at the time and was lost for words when the Meta-owned app gave an on-screen alert against nudity. She added: “I’ve never worn so many clothes in my life. I’m speechless!”.
Instagram issued a notice to the pop diva, instructing her to respect other users on the site and to always respect the rules. It read: “We want Instagram to continue to be an authentic and safe place for inspiration and expression. Help us foster this community. Post only your own photos and videos and always follow the law. Respect everyone on Instagram, don’t spam people or post nudity”.