Pic: Chrissy Teigen broke Instagram rules to support the "free the nipple" movement (NSFW) 3 years ago

Pic: Chrissy Teigen broke Instagram rules to support the "free the nipple" movement (NSFW)

All those likes.

You might have seen the term "Free the Nipple" doing the rounds over the last few months and wondered what it was all about.

To sum it up, it's an equality movement started by activist Lina Esco to highlight the double standards over the censorship of female breasts.

It's effectively illegal for a woman to be topless or to breastfeed in public in 35 American states and, in places like Louisiana, women could face three years in jail for the offence.

Lina Esco and Rumer Willis at "Free The Nipple" Fundraiser Lina Esco and Rumer Willis at "Free The Nipple" Fundraiser

The "Free the Nipple" movement takes a stand against that sort of censorship and loads of celebrities have supported it by revealing their nipples on social media.

The latest person to do it is model Chrissy Teigen after she posted four topless photos of herself on Instagram.

The social media platform, however, has a zero tolerance policy towards nudity, but Teigen kept reposting the image in order to make her point.

Here's the first post.

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83,000 likes later, Instagram deleted it but Chrissy didn't give up.

Here's the second post.

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The third post.

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The fourth.

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Those images were also deleted but Chrissy, who's married to singer-songwriter John Legend, felt she'd made her point so she went back to posting about less controversial things.

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Hat-tip to Daily Dot.