Scout Willis Explains Topless Protest

Posted Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:13 PM GMT

Last week she raised eyebrows by strolling around Manhattan fully topless and now Scout Willis has written a column for xoJane to outline the motivation behind her racy rebellion.

The 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore began, "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."

"I understand that people don't want to take me seriously. Or would rather just write me off as an attention-seeking, over-privileged, ignorant, white girl. I am white and I was born to a high profile and financially privileged family. I didn't choose my public life, but it did give me this platform. A platform that helps make body politics newsworthy."

Miss Willis’ post came after Instagram deleted photos of breast cancer survivors and breastfeeding mothers. Her captions stated, "Legal in NYC but not on @instagram," and, “What @instagram won't let you see #FreeTheNipple."

Photo Credit: Twitter

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