Instagram puts a ban on bare butts with newly revised community guidelines


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There seems to be a major butt fetish going around these days, more so than ever. Hey, I wont judge. If that’s the sorta thing you’re into, you’ll probably be seeing a lot less of it on Instagram. The Facebook-owned social network revised some of their community guidelines today, adding wording that specifically outlines their ban on “nudity.” We’re sorry to tell you, but bare butts — not matter how artistic — are included. Sir-Mix-A-Lot is rolling in his grave (wait — he’s still alive?). Here’s the direct quote:

“This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.”

The Community Guidelines also updated their “don’t be rude section” detailing various forms of harassment which include “encouraging violence or attacking” anyone based on religion, gender, race, sexual orientation or anything else. In other words: don’t be a dick. It’s something that will take you far in life, but people always have difficulty heeding on the internet.

With more and more young’ins flocking to Instagram, it’s probably better this way. We will note that photos of breast feeding or mastectomy scars are still allowed, so feel free to continue posting those.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Instead of buns they need to get rid of the insta buzz get more followers spam.

  2. Damn.
    And I just liked almost about 100 booty pics. -_-

  3. Of course. Breasts permitted, buttocks prohibited. Makes perfect sense.

  4. Butt cheeks bad! Drugs, alcohol, and guns, OK!

  5. Hey Instagram, why don’t you crack down on fake accounts, people stealing other people’s photos and stolen identities instead?

  6. Well I’m certainly not going to stick around for just a bunch of food, weed and baby pics.

    1. You forgot breast feeding.

    2. Don’t forget the kitten!!…they got kittens..

  7. This human body censoring.. so lame. I thought we had progressed the last decades but on this front, actually the opposit.

    1. True. I think the approach of EyeEm, Flickr and 500px is the best. They allow artistic nude photography but flag it, so the user can turn an option on to see them.

      Especially as a european users who is used that artistic nude photography (no porn) is a well accepted art form it’s very annoying how Facebook, Instagram and G+ handle it. They doesn’t seem to have a problem with weapons, violence or drugs, but the slightest peace of skin gets censored/banned.

      1. As a photographer, I agree strongly. I’d like to be able to do nude work one day as skill expansion and the stigmatism against it in the US is really obnoxious.

  8. Instagram is youthful, by community and spirit. This smells like an opportunity for someone to create a new “instagram”.
    Too bad too they worked so hard getting this one off the ground, but we’re a fickle lot.

  9. Butt butt butt butt we like so see butts just no fat chicks. As sir mix alot said I like big butts and I cannot lie. On another note I’ve never used instagram it’s only purpose was so iPhone users had a way to share pics online since the iPhone did not allow that sort of thing originally.

  10. So no more searching #DatAss for me :-(

  11. *proceeds to delete Instagram*

  12. I liked your comment: “if that’s the sorta thing you’re into”. Ummm Really?
    Is there any red blooded heterosexual male that ISN’T attracted to a nice butt? Sure, we all have our preferences, but c’mon. LOL!

  13. Only says fully nude buttocks, does that mean you can still get away with a skimpy thong? I don’t want to give up my belfie posting habits!

    Wait, I mean….uhhh…viewing…habits. Yes, viewing…

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