Kendall Jenner appeared at the Marc Jacobs Fall Fashion show nipples exposed in a sheer, might as well not been there, top and in less than one day Instagram decided that the 18 year-old’s lady bits were not welcome on their site. It is not clear, at first, why the picture sharing website decided to delete the photos. Certainly no one from the Jenner/Kardashian camp were perturbed by the sight of Kendall’s nipples on display. Jenner’s mother Kris posted her own snaps of her daughter in the risque outfit and these too were taken down.
Instagram reps told E! News that they took the pictures down as part of their, existing, nudity policy. These guidelines deal with limiting the amount of nudity allowed on the site. This was obviously news to the Kardashian clan who all proudly shared their photos of Kendall, nipples and all, on the site. Kim Kardashian was clearly annoyed that the website could, and did, take down the “offending” pictures. The 33 year-old star of the reality television program Keeping Up With the Kardashians tweeted after the pictures had been taken off and questioned the right of Instagram to delete photos. She ended her Twitter post by saying that obviously Kendall was too hot for the site.
While Instagram decided that Kendall Jenner’s nipples were not welcome on their site, the model’s family were coming under fire from people on Twitter for fully supporting the youngster’s first big revealing runway show. Kris, Khloe and Kim all tweeted and posted snaps which clearly showed off the model’s nipples and posted captions of praise for Kendall’s pursuit of her dream. The Twitter backlash came from folks who found it disturbing that Jenner’s mother and sisters were okay with her “exposing” herself professionally.
Not everyone was disturbed by either the pictures or the sight of Kendall’s nipples. Although half-sister Khloe felt the need to defend Kendall explaining that she was being paid to be in the fashion show and had no control over what she wore. Looking at an Instagram video of Jenner’s rapid waltz down the Jacob’s runway during the show, which was part of Mercedes Benz Fashion week in New York City, Kendall appeared to be moving on very quickly. It almost seems that she was in a hurry to get her nipples out of public scrutiny as quickly as possible.
Jenner could have slowed down unless of course that was the required pace. She was practically unrecognizable with her Dutch pageboy hair style and bleached out eyebrows. Unlike other Instagram photos, Kendall really needed to be named in the shots uploaded by her adoring, and supportive, family. While Kris Jenner has yet to say how she felt about the website taking down her baby’s pictures, Khloe has been very vocal.
Besides explaining to those who didn’t understand that her little sis did not pick out her outfit at the Marc Jacobs show, she tweeted about people hating on her “dope” sister and even posted a tweet with the hashtag #SorryNotSorry. So Instagram have decided that their limitation of nudity includes not welcoming the sight Kendall Jenner’s nipples. It could well be that it was not her nipples that offended the website so much as the amount of pictures of them that the Kardashian clan kept posting.
By Michael Smith