Myleene Klass has been left absolutely fuming at Instagram after they removed pictures that she sees as a ‘natural celebration of culture’.
The popstar is currently in Ecuador filming a new TV show called Singing in the Rainforest and has been keeping her fans updated with lots of pics and videos documenting her travels.
One of these snaps featured Myleene posing with three local tribeswomen in traditional dress which includes a bare chest.
However, the photo sharing site deemed the snaps as ‘inappropriate’ and they were removed before the 37-year-old uploaded ‘censored’ versions, writing:
“These women are amazing as they are and proud of their bodies as they feed and raise the children on the island and are free and beautiful. Sadly our culture sees something wrong with this and my pics have been removed. It is natural, not sexual or offensive. Please when you watch #SIngingintherainforest, tape up the upper half of your tv so as not to feel shock at what every second person has…a brain.”
She also poked fun at Instagram’s ruling, posting this ‘artist’s impression’ of the photo over the notice that the picture had been removed:
Myleene later uploaded the ‘offending’ photo again and it would seem that this time Instagram has allowed it to stay put.
Alongside, the photo, the star explained:
“Twice this has been removed! This is not offensive, derogatory to women, sexually explicit. It’s 3 (amazing) women teaching me what their ancestors taught them, a song about being fearless for a programme aimed not only for us to musically collaborate but to equally celebrate and learn from eachothers cultures.”
“The tribe I met moved mountains to accommodate myself and the crew and their only fear was that the outside world would misunderstand them and see only the visual representation, not even bother to scratch beneath the surface. Turns out they were right. Maybe WE are the savages afterall! #singingintherainforest.”
This isn’t the first time that Instagram has upset celebland with its rules – Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Chrissy Tegein have all had photos removed prompting them to back the Free The Nipple campaign calling for an end to censorship.