“Perfectly timed with the lies we have been raised to believe about the pilgrims peacefully breaking bread with the Native American Indians when they landed on Plymouth Rock! God bless America 🇺🇸 #artistsareheretodisturbthepeace.”
Naturally, the 'Papa Don't Preach' star's post quickly became flooded with approval from fans, with many showing their support by commenting, “Free the nipple.”
When it comes to policing women's bodies, this isn't the first time that criticism and sexualisation of a female nipple has come under fire.
Take, for example, the latest New York Times documentary, Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson. The documentary dives deep into the mid-noughties scandal that saw Justin Timberlake responsible for causing Janet Jackson to experience a wardrobe malfunction during their 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show. The malfunction saw Timberlake briefly expose her nipple by ripping off her costume and seemingly playing it off as a dance move gone awry.
And while Jackson's reputation suffered, unsurprisingly Timberlake's only got better and he was even given his own halftime show years later. Of course, ruining a female's reputation to better his own is hardly new for Timberlake, just ask Britney Spears. But it was the public's reaction and destruction of Jackson that proved how society always has and will continue to favour men.
Despite not being interviewed for the documentary, Jackson has agreed to discuss the incident for the first time in a two-part, four-hour documentary, titled Janet, that is set to air in early 2022.
When it comes to the obvious discrimination against women's bodies on Instagram, Madonna has every right to slam the platform for its blatant sexism through censorship. But alas, did we expect anything less from Mark Zuckerberg?