Pedro Almodovar’s new film poster removed from Instagram over ‘nipple’


The poster of famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s latest movie was removed by Instagram for “for breaking rules against nudity.” The poster of the movie, titled, Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers), starring Almodovar’s muse Penelope Cruz in the lead, had the picture of a lactating nipple.

However, the social media giant later issued an apology after the designer of the poster, Javier Jaen, raised a complaint against the decision. Instagram said it makes certain exceptions “when there’s clear artistic context” and added that the pictures have been restored.

“We initially removed several instances of this image of breaking our rules against nudity. We do, however, make exceptions to allow nudity in certain circumstances, which includes when there is clear artistic context. We have therefore restored posts sharing the Almodovar movie poster to Instagram, and we are really sorry for any confusion caused,” a company spokesperson has been quoted as saying.

Javier Jaen told news agency AP that when he asked the director about possible trouble the poster would cause on social media, Almodovar told him that he had made movies with such posters before Instagram, and will continue to do so after Instagram.

“This is probably the first image I saw when I was born. A company like Instagram tells me my work is dangerous, that people shouldn’t see it, that it’s pornographic. How many people are they telling that their body is bad, that their body is dangerous?” Jaen has been quoted as saying.

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