Madonna has been banned from going live on Instagram after continually breaking the app’s rules with her nude posts.
The singer, 63, expressed her outrage on Friday after discovering she was unable to broadcast live to her 18 million followers for ‘going against Community Guidelines’ on the app, with a later message reminding users not to ‘spam’ or ‘post nudity’.
Sharing a video of the moment she learnt that she had been blocked, Madonna declared ‘I’ve never worn so many clothes in my life’, although she has previously had risqué content removed by the app.
Fuming: Madonna revealed on Friday that she has been banned from going live on Instagram after continually breaking the app’s rules with her nude posts
She captioned the clip: ‘Not Us!!!! violation of community guidelines……….’
In a video on her Stories, Madonna questioned if her post on NFT videos last week could be blame, as they featured graphic digital scans of her own vagina, as well as naked depictions of herself giving birth to trees, butterflies, and robotic centipedes.
After saying she was ‘speechless’, Madonna mused: ‘It’s weird, they’re being really mysterious about why, they’re not giving me a reason. It’s like a bureaucracy inside a computer.
‘I haven’t done anything lately, nothing crazy this week anyways… it may be a delayed reaction from my NFTs last week.
Deleted: Madonna declared ‘I’ve never worn so many clothes in my life’, although she has previously had risqué content removed by the app, such as this now censored image
‘I’m sorry to let everyone down, I was looking forward to this. I pledge allegiance to the censorship people.’
Last week, Madonna was subject to online ridicule after she shared her graphic NFT videos on her social media platforms.
Madonna teamed up with digital artist, graphic designer, and animator Beeple (whose real name is Michael Joseph Winkelmann) to make the three NFT videos – also known as non-fungible tokens – which leave very little to imagination.
Unimpressed: The singer, 63, expressed her outrage after discovering she was unable to broadcast live to her 18 million followers for ‘going against Community Guidelines’ on the app
Removed: Madonna shared a video of the moment she learnt that she had been blocked before kicking off at the app for not explaining the reason why
Among the most graphic aspects of the clips are the close-up shots of the Like a Virgin singer’s vagina, which were created using scans of the singer’s own genitals – and which sparked the most controversy and outrage on social media.
The videos cannot be seen on her Instagram page currently, but it is unclear if they were removed by herself or Instagram.
In November, Madonna hit out at the photosharing app for deleting one of her posts that contained nudity.
In a lengthy caption, the hitmaker branded the social media platform’s strict nudity policies as ‘sexist’ and compared the unwavering social stigma around the female nipple to that of the ‘lies’ told about the Pilgrims’ ‘peaceful’ treatment of Native Americans at Thanksgiving.
Shocking: Last week, Madonna was subject to online ridicule after she shared her graphic NFT videos on her social media platforms
‘I’m reposting photographs Instagram took down without warning or notification….. The reason they gave my management that does not handle my account was that a small portion of my nipple was exposed,’ she began.
‘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. The nipple that nourishes the baby!
‘Can’t a mans nipple be experienced as erotic ??!! And what about a woman’s a** which is never censored anywhere.
‘Giving thanks that I have managed to maintain my sanity through four decades of censorship…… sexism……ageism and misogyny.
‘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,’ concluded the songwriter before adding the hashtag ‘#artistsareheretodisturbthepeace’
Instagram’s official Community Guidelines explicitly state that nudity is not allowed on the platform and that the female nipple is included under that umbrella.
There are exceptions to the rule such as ‘photos in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or gender confirmation surgery) or an act of protest are allowed.’
Nudity shown in paintings and sculptures is also allowed.
MailOnline has contacted Madonna’s representatives and Instagram for comment.
Struggle: In November, Madonna hit out at the photosharing app for deleting one of her posts that contained nudity, reposting the images with emojis to protect her modesty