Instagram restores Almodóvar movie poster after deleting it for nudity
Instagram restored footage of Pedro Almodóvar’s latest movie poster on Wednesday after it was taken down for nudity.
The teaser poster for Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers) shows milk flowing from a woman’s nipple. It has also been flagged on Twitter as potentially “sensitive content”.
Activists urged social media companies to treat images of male and female nipples alike as part of the #freethenipple campaign.
But Instagram’s guidelines state that “for a variety of reasons” nudity is not allowed, including “certain photos of female nipples.”
Nipples are allowed on Instagram “in connection with breastfeeding, childbirth and postpartum times, health-related situations (eg, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or confirmatory surgery). of the genre) or an act of protest are allowed, ”the state guidelines.
Artist Javier Jaén, who designed the poster, tweeted his thanks after Instagram’s parent company, Facebook, released a statement regarding the photo’s restoration.
He said he was not surprised the poster was removed by the social media company.
“A million thanks to everyone who made this possible by sharing the poster,” Jaén tweeted. He also thanked Almodóvar and his production company for their “courage, integrity and freedom” in distributing the poster.
The film with Penelope Cruz will open the Venice Film Festival in early September.