Instagram apologises for removing Pedro Almodovar’s film poster.

Written by on August 12, 2021

Facebook which owns Instagram has reversed a ban on a poster for Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s new film.

The social media company has now apologised for removing the poster which shows a nipple producing a drop of milk.

The film, which will open the Venice Film Festival on 1 September, stars Penelope Cruz as one of two women whose paths cross in hospital as they prepare to give birth.

Facebook said it made the exception because of the clear artistic context.

A Facebook spokesperson said: “We initially removed several instances of this image for breaking our rules against nudity.

“We do, however, make exceptions to allow nudity in certain circumstances, which includes when there’s clear artistic context.

“We’ve therefore restored posts sharing the Almodovar movie poster to Instagram, and we’re really sorry for any confusion caused.”

Credit: BBC

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