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'''Self Portrait of a Martyr'''
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|date_of_action=October 30, 2014
[[File:Lucong.jpg|left]]
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|description_of_content=In a photo she uploaded to her Instagram page, comedian Chelsea Handler is photographed on a horse topless, with full exposure of her breasts, wearing only her jeans and a helmet. She posted this photo alongside a similar photograph of Russian president Vladimir Putin in which he is horseback and topless as well. The photograph was captioned "anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better. #kremlin".
'''Artist:''' Cong Lu, "Lucong"
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|description_of_incident=The photo was removed almost immediately from the social media site, but left Handler's Instagram account in tact. Instagram claims the photo posted by Handler was in violation of their community guidelines which state "accounts found sharing nudity or mature content will be disabled".
 
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|description_of_result=Following the deletion of her post, Handler posted a follow up photo of her violation notification from Instagram. The screenshot was captioned "If a man posts a photo of his nipples, its okay, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?". She later re-posted the initial photo of her on horseback that was taken down with the caption, "If Instagram takes this down you are saying that Vladimir Putin had more first amendment rights than me". That post was then shortly deleted by Instagram.
'''Confronting Bodies:''' Students at the Art Students League of Denver (ASLD)
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'''Date of Action:''' November 14, 2002
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'''Description of Artwork:''' ''Self Portrait of a Martyr'' is a depiction of a young Asian man lifting his shirt up revealing his torso strapped with explosives, and a pistol tucked into his waistband. <P>
 
 
 
'''The Incident:''' After Lucong's receipt of a Student Best of Show award his paintings was hung in the main lobby of the ASLD. Shortly thereafter, several students complained about the painting, calling it anti-American, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian. These students wanted the painting moved to a less prominent spot in the school. <P>
 
 
 
'''Results of Incident:''' The artist's right to self-expression and the artworks placement received the full support of the executive director of the ALSD, the faculty and the board of directors. The painting remained in its location. <P>
 
 
 
'''Source:''' NCAC, from an article in the RockyMountainNews.com
 
 
 
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Revision as of 21:47, 21 May 2020

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Handler.jpg

Artist: Chelsea Handler

Year: 2014

Date of Action: October 30, 2014

Region: North America


Subject: Nudity

Medium: Internet, Photography, Public Speech

Confronting Bodies: Instagram

Description of Artwork: In a photo she uploaded to her Instagram page, comedian Chelsea Handler is photographed on a horse topless, with full exposure of her breasts, wearing only her jeans and a helmet. She posted this photo alongside a similar photograph of Russian president Vladimir Putin in which he is horseback and topless as well. The photograph was captioned "anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better. #kremlin".

The Incident: The photo was removed almost immediately from the social media site, but left Handler's Instagram account in tact. Instagram claims the photo posted by Handler was in violation of their community guidelines which state "accounts found sharing nudity or mature content will be disabled".

Results of Incident: Following the deletion of her post, Handler posted a follow up photo of her violation notification from Instagram. The screenshot was captioned "If a man posts a photo of his nipples, its okay, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?". She later re-posted the initial photo of her on horseback that was taken down with the caption, "If Instagram takes this down you are saying that Vladimir Putin had more first amendment rights than me". That post was then shortly deleted by Instagram.

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