New Delhi: Photo and video sharing platform Instagram has apologised for deleting an official film poster that showed a lactating female nipple. The Spanish designer of the posters Javier Jaén had called out Instagram for the censorship on several images of the poster of the new movie Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers).
Instagram had reportedly removed the images of the film posters for “breaking our rules against nudity”, according to a response by Instagram’s parent company Facebook. The social media giant, however, was quick to realise its mistake and quickly restored the images promoting the film on Instagram.
The upcoming movie which stars Penelope Cruz and is directed by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar will release at the Venice Film Festival in September.
“We do, however, make exceptions to allow nudity in certain circumstances, which includes when there’s clear artistic context,” Facebook pointed out in a statement.
“We’ve therefore restored posts sharing the Almodóvar movie poster to Instagram, and we’re really sorry for any confusion caused,” the social media giant added. Previously, Jaén had also complained that the posters of the movie were removed from his Instagram handle.
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