Miley Cyrus and Scout Willis are on a mission to #FreeTheNipple once and for all.
The two young women bared their breasts Wednesday for photographer Mert Alas during an NSFW photoshoot on Instagram.
“Free nipples, free me, @mileycyrus #love #lovenipples #mylittlethumb,” Mert captioned a photograph of Cyrus’ chest, with only his thumb covering her right nipple.
Another image shows Cyrus wearing a sheer top with her legs spread. Not to worry, her vagina is hidden behind her hand and her nipples are covered by two red stars.
In the same shot, Scout Willis is sitting on a table between her youngest sister and Cyrus with her right breast on display.
Mert, who confessed to being “#drunk” during the shoot, also placed a red star over her nipple.
All of the images are too racy to post, but to see them for yourself, click here.
Free the Nipple is an equality movement started by activist and filmmaker Lina Esco, which aims to combat oppression and censorship regarding the female chest.
Scout Willis, daughter to Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, made headlines last June when she decided to walk the streets of New York City topless.
Willis explained in a blog post later what inspired her to protest for women’s rights in such a way. She wrote:
Instagram had recently deleted my account over what they called ‘instances of abuse.’ Which in reality amounted to a photo of myself in a sheer top and a post of a jacket I made featuring a picture of two close friends topless. For these instances of abuse, I was politely informed that I would no longer be welcome in the Instagram community.
My situation was in no way unique; women are regularly kicked off Instagram for posting photos with any portion of the areola exposed, while photos sans nipple- degrading as they might be-remain unchallenged. So I walked around New York topless and documented it on Twitter, pointing out that what is legal by New York state law is not allowed on Instagram.
What began as a challenge to Instagram and it’s prejudice community guidelines became an opportunity for dialogue. Matters like the taboo of the nipple in the 21st-century, public breastfeeding, slut shaming, fat shaming, breast cancer awareness, body positivity, gender inequality, and censorship have found their way into mainstream discussion.
There are also some people who would criticize my choice to relate nipples with equality. To me, nipples seem to be at the very heart of the issue.
In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful, and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way…So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests?
As Miley Cyrus says, “Your Nipples Will Be Mine.”