Chelsea Handler versus Instagram: It's on like Donkey Kong. The comedian took to the photo feed last night to share a pic of herself mimicking Vladimir Putin's famous shirtless horseback ride. Handler sits astride a horse in jeans and boots (and a helmet, because unlike Russia's president, she takes equestrian safety seriously). Like Putin, she's topless.
"Anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better. #kremlin," Handler captioned the snap.
In no time at all, Instagram had removed the image. Handler posted a photo of the message she received, saying the post had been taken down because it didn't follow Instagram's community guidelines. "If a man posts a photo of his nipples, it's ok, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?" Handler asked in the caption.
Handler bounced back by taking her feminist message — and Instagram's censorship thereof — to Twitter. She tweeted a screenshot of the Instagram photo on her phone and said, "Taking this down is sexist. I have every right to show I have a better body than Putin."
See the original photo in all its horseback riding glory on the next page. It goes without saying but NSFW, which in this case also stands for "Now Such Feminist Win."