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Photo: otheraudrey/Instagram Despite the ongoing, celebrity-driven backlash against Instagram’s policy against allowing pictures that s...

#FreeTheNipple’s Newest Strategy? Superimposed Man Nips

Photo: otheraudrey/Instagram

Despite the ongoing, celebrity-driven backlash against Instagram’s policy against allowing pictures that show female nipples (Chrissy Teigen, Miley Cyrus, and Chelsea Handler have all been big supporters), the photo sharing app has continued to remove all posts that do so. As it stands, the only boob pics Instagram allows are those depicting “post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding.”

But someone may have finally found a way to beat Insta at its own, nipple-profiling game. 

Back in 2014, a Los Angeles-based artist and self-described feminist named Micol Hebron created an image of a male nipple — a body part not included in the nudity ban — and posted it online with the following description: 

“Here you go — you can use this to make any photo of a topless woman acceptable for the Interwebs! Use this ‘acceptable (male) nipple template,’ duplicate, resize and paste as needed to cover the offending female nipples with socially acceptable male nipples (like a digital pasty). You’re welcome.”

Because the Internet is weird, it took about a year for Hebron’s concept and image to go viral. Recomposed by an unknown person, the image, below — along with a new, yet like-minded and equally sarcastic, set of instructions — wound up on Instagram and Facebook, and began inspiring women to #FreeTheNipple… just not their own nipple.

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