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Chelsea Handler Bails Out on Instagram Over Its Censorship of Her Topless Photo

Oct 31, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Comedian Chelsea Handler exited the social media site Instagram in a dispute over a photo of Handler “posing topless astride a horse in the style of a famous photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin,” CNN reports.

Handler accompanied the photo with a message saying: “Anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better. #kremlin”

“Instagram pulled the photo down more than once, according to Handler, because it violated the company’s standards,” CNN reports. “Handler posted a notice from Instagram that says the photo doesn’t follow the app’s community guidelines, which specify, ‘Accounts found sharing nudity or mature content will be disabled and your access to Instagram may be discontinued.'”

Handler is accusing the site of sexism, writing: “If a man posts a photo of his nipples, it’s ok, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?”

She later posted a farewell message on Instagram with a photo of her pet dogs, writing: “You can now find my dogs and my breasts on Twitter only where my followers have the right to choose what they say. Bye bye instablock.”

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