Why is she walking around NYC topless?

04:14, May 29 2014
Scout Willis
BARING ALL: Scout Willis in the photographs posted to Instagram in protest.

Scout Willis strolled topless through the streets of New York City earlier this week to protest social media censorship - specifically its continued resistance to nipples - then posted pictures of herself to Instagram and Twitter.

The daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore has been feuding with Instagram for some time, angered by the removal of a photo she posted of the self-designed 'The Babe Bomber' windcheater, featuring an image of two topless women.

When yet another photo was removed for violating the platform's terms of service - "You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content" - Willis spent several days tweeting about nipples and Instagram's injustice, her anger culminating in her topless protest:

"Legal in NYC but not on @instagram," Willis tweeted, adding: "What @instagram won't let you see #FreeTheNipple."

The 22-year old highlighted that while nipples, images of breast cancer survivors and women breastfeeding their children are not accepted under Instagram's 'Community Guidelines', provocative pictures, and those depicting guns and violence seem to slip through the cracks.

Willis then changed her Instagram account name to 'Scout (Areola) Willis' and her profile picture to one of her attending the Nylon Magazine May young Hollywood issue party on May 8, where she wore a sheer, see-through top.

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Unfortunately Willis's dedication to #FreeTheNipple has been slowed by her Instagram account suspension but her fury has reignited this worthy debate. 

 

now how exactly would you handle this one @instagram ?? pic.twitter.com/AA9qKrwoNq

There is NO difference. We want to be treated as equals. #equality #FreeTheNipple pic.twitter.com/Q8S0xsiFrB

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