Queen of pop, global icon and Instagram enthusiast Madonna has been left speechless after being banned from going live on the social media platform after sharing risqué and defiant naked posts.
The singer shared a video on Instagram of her pure bewilderment after attempting to go live to her 18 million followers, only to find out she had been banned.
“What the f**k?” the singer said after seeing the ‘blocked’ message that read “posts from your account have recently been removed for going against our Community Guidelines, so love video sharing has been temporarily blocked”.
Madonna, now shocked, then exclaimed that she had “never worn so many clothes in my life, I’m speechless”. She then read through the guidelines that she had allegedly gone against.
The pop star, known for songs like Vogue and Like a Virgin, fell in hot water with the social media site after posting a series of photographs where she posed in leather lingerie and fishnets where her nipples could occasionally be seen.
The photos were eventually removed by Instagram for violating its policy on nudity, a move which left the star hurt and frustrated.
“It’s 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,” she wrote in a follow-up Instagram post.
Several commenters expressed a variety of support, like one user who said “no one blocks the queen”, while another said “they’ve been blocking across platforms for ‘free’ speech since 1987. Give ’em hell.”
Others, like dancer Lil Buck, agreed with the temporary suspension, saying “Yooooo!! They good for that lol.” Another user said “it’s about time”.
Madonna is no stranger to this kind of scrutiny in the public eye, forming her career around women’s autonomy and other movements through acts considered “risqué” in wider society. This move was a similar Madonna-esque pushback against the perception of older women being considered “unattractive” by some.
Meta, the umbrella company that owns Instagram and Facebook, has previously told PinkNews: “We take down content that breaks our rules wherever we find it, no matter who posts it.
“While we understand not everyone will always agree with where we draw the line, our rules are designed to help keep everyone of all ages safe on our apps, while giving space for as much expression as possible.”