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Chelsea Handler Rants, Quits Instagram After Topless Photo is Deleted

Chelsea Handler arrives at 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in a black and white dress in NYC

Credit: Picture by: JDH Imagez / Splash News

Instagram just lost a funny member! Chelsea Handler announced she’s quit the social media site after they deleted a topless photo Handler posted of herself on Thursday.

In the picture, the former Chelsea Lately star rides a horse while wearing no shirt or bra — the picture is a comparison to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s shirtless, horseback shot from Siberia in 2009. “Anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better #kremlin,” she captioned it.

The photo was quickly taken down by Instagram, and then, Chelsea received a message saying it didn’t fit their community guidelines, which she screen-shotted and shared with her followers. “If a man posts a photo of his nipples, it’s ok, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?” she wrote.


From there, the comedienne headed to Twitter to continue her rant. “Taking this down is sexist,” she tweeted. “I have every right to show I have a better body than Putin.”

She was so fed up, in fact, that she decided to quit Instagram altogether. “You can now find my dogs and my breasts on Twitter only where my followers have the right to choose what they say,” she captioned a picture of her dogs. “Bye bye instablock.”


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