Venice: Almodovar poster removed, Instagram apologizes

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– ROME, AUGUST 11 – A nipple in the foreground and a drop of milk that gushes: the poster on a red field of the new film by Pedro Almodovar Madres Paralelas with Penélope Cruz, which on September 1 will open the Venice Film Festival , ended up in the crosshairs of Instagram who removed him for violating the rules of the social network against nudity only to apologize to the Spanish director and his production El Deseo.

“We make exceptions to allow nudity in certain circumstances, including when there is a clear artistic context. We have therefore restored the posts sharing the Almodóvar movie poster on Instagram and are truly sorry,” Instagram told Associated Press.

The poster, created by Javier Jaen, had already been removed from its page on Tuesday, with the artist underlining it in a post. “As expected, @instagram removed the poster we made for Almodóvar’s latest film #madresparalelas,” “he wrote. There is a long-standing movement and hashtag #FreetheNipple on Instagram that artists and celebrities have launched for try to get the social network to open its guidelines further. Rihanna and Miley Cyrus are some of the stars who have posted pictures of nipples that Instagram has subsequently removed. .