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You may have heard that Tommy Lee recently posted a full-on d**k pic on Instagram - and people can't believe it stayed up for so long.
The 59-year-old Mötley Crüe drummer shared a pic of his genitals on the platform last week, which understandably shocked his 1.6 million followers, as well as the millions more that the post reached.
The photo clearly contravened Insta's community guidelines, which prohibit nudity, but the post was not taken down for hours.
People were shocked that it took so long to remove, with some accusing the platform of double standards with regards to its treatment of nudity when it comes to men and women.
On Twitter, one person wrote: "Women's accounts get banned on #Instagram for just showing nipples and yet #TommyLee can post a full frontal dick pic and not get into trouble. The double standards."
Another said: "So Tommy Lee can post a picture of his penis on @instagram that's still up three hours later but a picture of my curvy booty in a thong bikini gets taken down? Cool, cool."
A third added: "2022 and we have to witness Tommy Lee being praised for posting a frontal nude while Britney Spears is constantly momshamed for posting sexy pics."
Girls can’t post photos with cleavage on Instagram without it being taken down but Tommy Lee can post THAT. nah. pic.twitter.com/hd4u2vZzmN— yourlocaltaurus (@BorehamIsabelle) August 11, 2022
So I got temporarily banned from Instagram for using the term sugarbaby (I was quoting a song lyric) but #TommyLee penis is allowed to stay up rent free for hours. The double standards on how men + women are policed is sickening— madi damo (@MadeleineDamo) August 13, 2022
Tommy Lee's dick pic was on Instagram for 5+ hours before being pulled yet queer artists get banned all the time for art that doesn't even show genitalia— Just Phil (@PhilAIV) August 11, 2022
Lee has subsequently posted a less graphic illustration of the infamous d**k pic on Instagram, which remains up.
Instagram's community guidelines state that nudity is prohibited, but is acceptable in paintings and sculptures.
The guidelines read: "We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram.
"This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.
"It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or gender confirmation surgery) or an act of protest are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK too."
With regard to Lee's d**k pic, which he also shared on Facebook, a spokesperson for Meta - which owns both social media platforms - told NPR that it was removed 'within hours'.
UNILAD has contacted Meta for comment.
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