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    People pose nude holding cut outs of nipples during a photo shoot by artist Spencer Tunick on June 2, 2019 in New York City. Spencer Tunick staged his photo shoot in front of the Facebook building in Manhattan to protest Facebook

    Nude Models Protest Against Female Nipple Ban in Front of Facebook HQ

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    A group of artists commissioned a nude protest in New York City on Sunday which sought to highlight Instagram and Facebook's ban on photos showing female nipples.

    Instagram and Facebook allow photos of male nipples on their sites, but not female. In response, artist Spencer Tunick organized a group of male and female models to protest by posing naked and holding large photos of nipples near the Astor Place subway station in Manhattan.



    The photos of nipples being held by Tunick's models were donated shots from a number of high-profile celebrities, including Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Tunick himself.

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    Tunick organized the photo shoot in collaboration with the National Coalition Against Censorship, who have pioneered the hashtag #WeTheNipple.

    'The nudity ban prevents many artists from sharing their work online. It particularly harms artists whose work focuses on their own bodies, including queer and gender-nonconforming artists, and the bodies of those in their communities,' their website says.


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