Matt McGorry, Chrissy Teigen and Miley Cyrus have also taken nipple stances in recent weeks

By Christina Butan
Updated July 09, 2015 06:00 PM
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Courtesy Miley Cyrus

Wondering why your Instagram is looking a little nippy?

Instagrammers are furthering the #FreeTheNipple movement by photoshopping male nipples onto their breasts as a statement against the photo-sharing platform’s policy that prohibits the female nipple from appearing on the app. (While Justin Bieber’s bare bum is A-okay.)

Artist Micol Hebron launched the social media trend (supported by nipple enthusiast Miley Cyrus) last week by providing a handy digital cutout of the male nipple for women to edit onto their pictures, alongside a sarcastic statement, “If you are going to post pictures of topless women, please use this acceptable male nipple template to cover over the unacceptable female nipples.” (She also reissued her effort in the form of an ice cream cone.)

Even a male celebrity has taken to Instagram to show support for the cause.

In a fun reversal, Orange Is the New Black star Matt McGorry posted a photo of himself to Instagram with cutouts of Chrissy Teigen‘s and Cyrus’ nips covering his own.

“The banning of women’s nipples may sound normal or even inconsequential as you think, ‘well, women’s nipples are more sexual than men’s nipples’. But that’s not some scientific fact,” McGorry wrote in his caption.

“It’s because of how our society so heavily sexualizes women. And it should be up to the individual woman to decide if she wants to show them, just like men have the choice.”

Recently, Teigen fell victim to Instagram’s policy after they removed a topless photo she posted from a W Magazine photo shoot.

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Her response? Some additional nearly nude pics!

She quickly shared a snap of herself at a photoshoot with a hairspray bottle covering the “naughty” part and Tweeted, “The nipple has been temporarily silenced but she will be back, oh yes, she will be back,” after her original post was removed.

The model also posted a photo of husband John Legend‘s naked booty and tagged Instagram in the caption a few days later.

Instagram’s community guidelines state that nudity is not allowed, which “includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed.”