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Arca Banned From Instagram

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June 01, 2015

UPDATE 6/1/15 7:50 P.M.: Arca is back on Instagram, thanks to everyone who made "a fuss."

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Arca released a new song yesterday titled "Vanity," and the artwork that accompanied the track—which depicted a fluorescent nude figure—promptly got him kicked off Instagram. Visuals from Arca’s friend Jesse Kanda have always played an important role in the producer’s work, and these often involve images of the naked female body, so it was only a matter of time before the two artists ran afoul of Instagram’s famous no-nudity policy:

"We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too."

Arca tweeted about the incident this morning.

Read FADER's covery story on Arca here.

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Arca Banned From Instagram