Instagram bans DI for nude pic
It might seem as though we see Danielle DI's nude body more than we see our own, but the deejay's latest topless photo shoot has pushed Instagram over the edge.
While the Rebel singer's penchant for appearing without clothes is well known, her most recent display of nudity violated Instagram's code of conduct.
The artiste shared a photo of herself on social media on Monday, leaving little to the imagination, except for a spray paint design of the American flag, the work of painting duo Eon and Robbie.
However, nudity, partial nudity, or sexually suggestive photographs are banned on Instagram and the social media platform temporarily closed her account until the risque picture was removed.
"We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don't allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples," read Instagram's community guidelines when checked by The STAR.
Danielle's photo became the top trending July 4 hastag on Instagram on Monday. While basking in the attention, the artiste told THE STAR that Instagram's decision was unwarranted.
"The photo was done with class and there was no nudity. I have dual citizenship so I am an American citizen with the right to express myself in an artistic fashion and after all July 4 is supposed to represent freedom. The photo was the top trending worldwide and that is because the art was well done to perfection. I love art and I love to get painted," she said. Following her experience with Instagram, the artiste highlighted that she will now channel her edgy photos to Snapchat @DI_Danielle.
The artiste is promoting a new single titled Class, which is produced LMR Pro. Her recent album Sly & Robbie Presents The Rebel Danielle DI, may be purchased online.
Instagram took a similar action against Bajan pop star Rihanna in 2014, after she posted a photograph exposing her nipples.