Amber Laura Heard is an American actor and model. The actor got recognition for her acting in 2008 with her role in the action movie Never Back Down and comedy Pineapple Express. She also made an appearance as Mera in the superhero movie Justice League in 2017. The Drive Angry actor reprised her role opposite Jason Momoa in Aquaman which released in 2018.
Recently, Amber Heard anathematized Instagram for its censorship policies by posting her Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa’s photo on her Instagram. A few days back she posted a picture in a black tuxedo jacket with a partly bare torso. The picture was taken down by Instagram for violation of its censorship policies. The actor photo-shopped her picture of black tuxedo with the face of her Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa and uploaded the picture with a caption, “In honour of IG’s rigorous and equitable Community Guidelines against showing the Female nipple...and since mine enjoyed the brief privilege that’s afforded to my male counterparts…I decided to pay homage by replacing it with a picture that DID meet IG’s strict nudity guidelines and such careful gender policies.” One can view the post on her Instagram account.
The Aquaman star also made it clear that she has no ill- intentions against her co-star and that she did this to simply prove her point. She even wrote in her comments that she loves Jason Momoa. She also apologised to her co-star for using his picture to prove a point. The actor also shared an Instagram story where she posted both the pictures with polling and asked her followers to vote. Within a few hours, many users came to the defence of the star saying that this is ridiculous and Instagram needs to upgrade its censorship policies.
In honor of IGs rigorous & equitable Community Guidelines v showing the Female nipple & since mine enjoyed the brief privilege afforded 2 my male counterparts,I decided 2 pay homage x posting a pic that DID meet IGs strict nudity guidelines & careful gender policies #FreeTheNipp pic.twitter.com/kijNTgMAJY— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) October 20, 2019
The actor has received more than 3,00,000 likes and 1,000 comments on her post. Earlier this month a beauty brand also condemned Instagram to lift its ban on female nipples during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), to help them highlight the importance of breast health. At present, Instagram’s community guidelines do not allow female nudity. However, there are exceptions made for images that feature posy-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding.
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