Chrissy Teigen Knew Exactly What She Was Doing When She Posted This Topless Photo On Instagram

Last night, Chrissy Teigen shared a photo from a recent W Magazine shoot on Instagram and it was swiftly taken down. Not by her, of course, but by Instagram. Her offense? Toplessness while being a woman.

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The photo is from a shoot Chrissy, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and more models did—ironically enough—to "show a side you won't see on social media." While a number of the featured models have shared their photos on Instagram, Chrissy's is the only one to have been deleted, all because she dared to show off her female nipples.

In response, Chrissy responded by posting the same photo, but stylized it to look like an oil painting and pencil sketches, thinking they would be safe per Instagram's guidelines: "Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too." However, because Instagram is so unwavering in its distaste for female toplessness, we lost the (undoubtedly) brilliant masterpiece that accompanied this tweet, but thankfully, Mic captured these works of art before they were deleted.

Chrissy has now joined the likes of Miley Cyrus, Scout Willis, and Rihanna in the fight to #FreeTheNipple. Let's just hope Chrissy doesn't punish Instagram—and us!!!!—by deleting her account, the same way Rihanna did after her topless photo was deleted—we wouldn't be able to bear it.

Until Chrissy stages her next retaliation against the unfair policy, watch her discuss how much she loves being in her own skin and the most uncomfortable thing she's ever had to model, which, BTW, would be totally allowed on Instagram.

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