Bella Thorne Shows Breast On Instagram In The Name Of Feminism

Walls don’t come down all at once, it’s always one brick at a time.

And that’s the message from actress and singer Bella Thorne who bared her breast on social media this week in the name of feminism.

The 20-year-old star of Shake It Up and Famous In Love took to Instagram and Twitter to tackle a subject familiar to all women on social media: the one-sided censorship of the nipple.

Thorne posted the daring pic saying,

“I could write a whole post talking about feminism and why I should be allowed to post this pic. But f*ck it here’s my side boob.”

In a space where shirtless men are no big deal, the same cannot be said for women.

Platforms like Instagram and Twitter are known for their strict enforcement of community guidelines, mainly their “no female nipple” policies.

But movements like the Free The Nipple campaign have fought against the unequal standard, challenging the Western idea that female breasts are inherently sexual.

Fans immediately got behind Bella’s message.

But of course there were still those who didn’t get it.

Fortunately others were ready to school the uninformed on the message and it’s meaning.

In a conversation about choice Thorne threw down a gauntlet by making her own.

H/T – Teen Vogue, People, Mic


Written by Dennis Matthew Livesey

Matt is a writer, designer, and native New Yorker. He has worked in film, where he enjoyed a brief career as a stand-in for Ian Holm; finance, where he pretended to understand his job, and real estate, where nothing remarkable happened. He writes about science, technology, and media. His work includes magazine articles, one published book, and the looming inevitability of the second.