Madonna Blasted Instagram For Taking Down A Picture Of Her Nipple And Then Reposted It, And It's Peak Madonna

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You know Madonna — pop star, icon, and provocateur.

Madonna wearing a leather outfit with matching breton hat as she speaks onstage
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Well, Madonna began trending this Thanksgiving weekend when she posted this set of photos.

Instagram took the photos down because it reportedly violated their policy, which states that nudity is not allowed:

Appropriate imagery - We don't allow nudity on IG, with some exceptions,  like photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too

Madonna was not happy. She reposted the photos, covered the nipples with emojis, and called out the platform for censorship. "I’m reposting photographs Instagram took down without warning or notification," she wrote.

  @madonna / Via instagram.com
@madonna / Via instagram.com

"The reason they gave my management that does not handle my account was that a small portion of my nipple was exposed," Madonna continued. "It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be shown, except a nipple — as if that is the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualized."

Madonna is wearing fishnets and  laying on the ground with her upper body underneath a bed and her derriere to the camera
@madonna / Via instagram.com

"The nipple that nourishes the baby! Can’t a man's nipple be experienced as erotic?! And what about a woman’s ass, which is never censored anywhere?"

  @madonna / Via instagram.com
@madonna / Via instagram.com

"Giving thanks that I have managed to maintain my sanity through four decades of censorship, sexism, ageism, and misogyny."

Madonna face down and underneath the bed in her fishnet stockings
@madonna / Via instagram.com

Madonna then compared the censorship to the lies told about the history of Indigenous people and pilgrims.

Madonna topless but covered by a pillow as she lays in bed and smiles at the camera
@madonna / Via instagram.com

"Perfectly timed with the lies we have been raised to believe about the pilgrims peacefully breaking bread with the Native American Indians when they landed on Plymouth Rock! God bless America," she ended the post.

  @madonna / Via instagram.com
@madonna / Via instagram.com

Instagram has not removed the nipples-covered-with-emojis version, but if they do, we will be sure to update you!