Demonstrators, photographed by Spencer Tunick, bare nipples outside Facebook in censorship protest. About people stripped naked in front of Facebook's New York headquarters on Sunday, as part of a protest against what they view as censorship regarding Facebook and Instagram's policies around artistic nudity. As dawn rose over the city, the demonstrators lay naked on the road, each with large images of male nipples covering their genitalia. The group said in a statement it was "challenging the censorship of artistic female nudity by Facebook and Instagram's 'community standards. Facebook owns Instagram; CNN contacted both social media companies for comment, but had not received a reply at the time of publishing.
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They came in their thousands, some walking, some leaning on crutches, others in wheelchairs — but all naked. Before dawn broke on Saturday, 3, people gathered in Hull city centre, shed their shoes and clothes and painted themselves blue in the name of art. Volunteers, who were unpaid, arrived at a meeting point in the city centre at 3am, where they stripped off and helped to paint each other. Sarah Hossack, 30, a trainee teacher, says she had second thoughts when her alarm went off at 1. Danielle Robilliard, 38, a social worker, said the mass naked gathering was like being part of a special club. Actually, within minutes it felt normal.
It brings it back to the body and to purity. Lady Gaga wrote her NYU undergraduate thesis about Tunick's influential—and at times controversial—work, arguing: "Tunick challenges traditional ideas of intimacy, and asks us to free the body of sexuality and view it aesthetically for the purpose of his art. Because public nudity is so rare, Tunick's pieces often draw attention and sometimes pushback and criticism. But for Cleveland, it'll just be women. Tunick announced the project and put out a call for unpaid volunteers on May 10th.
Latest Issue. Past Issues. For 20 years now, New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick has been creating human art installations all over the world, calling together volunteers by the hundreds or thousands, asking them to remove their clothes, and photographing them in massive groups.