Instagram Apologizes to Pedro Almodóvar for Venice Opener Parallel Mothers Poster Censorship

Instagram Apologizes to Pedro Almodóvar for Venice Opener Parallel Mothers Poster Censorship

Instagram has issued an apology to Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar for removing a poster of his upcoming Venice opener ‘Parallel Mothers’ (Madres paralelas).

The poster in question depicting a lactating nipple, which was posted on Monday, was removed for violating Instagram’s rules against nudity.

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“We do, however, make exceptions to allow nudity in certain circumstances, which includes when there’s clear artistic context. We’ve therefore restored posts sharing the Almodóvar movie poster to Instagram, and we’re really sorry for any confusion caused,” the company said in an emailed statement to the Associated Press.

The restoration of the images on Instagram came after the poster’s designer Javier Jaén posted that the poster had been removed from his Instagram page on Tuesday. “As expected, @instagram took down the poster that we made for the latest Almodóvar film #madresparalelas” Jaén. He reposted the image after which it was allowed to stay.

Variety has reached out to Almodóvar’s production company for comment.

“Parallel Mothers” opens the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1.

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