Tommy Lee Sexist Photo Angers Motley Crue Fans

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Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee recently sparked controversy with his post on social media. He shocked the fans when he posted a full-frontal nude photo on his social media account. The 59-year-old Motley Crue member went on to share a picture of his tattooed body sitting down on what appeared to be the edge of a bath on Thursday.

Although the angle cut off the top half of Lee’s face, the image shows Tommy wearing nothing but a chain necklace and nipple rings as he exposed his genitalia to his millions of followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Lee captioned the NSFW image: “Ooooopppsss”.

Tommy’s wife Brittany Furlan was among the many people who commented on his post, writing “OH MY GOD” next to the image on Instagram. Tommy later followed up his original post with an image of an elephant staring at a naked male model, while swaying its trunk. It was captioned, “How do you breathe through that little thing??” apparently a reference to the size of Lee’s manhood.

Tommy Lee sparks debate

According to CNN, Tommy Lee’s decision to post a nude photo on social media has sparked a debate, with critics accusing Instagram and Facebook of delaying its removal and double standards

The graphic image, which showed the heavily tattooed musician naked while sitting on the edge of a tub, was up for at least four hours, which was described by one Twitter user as “an insane amount of time.” This has led to an outcry against social media companies for applying what critics say is a double standard in platform guidelines that favor cisgender men.

One user commented that Lee’s penis picture “was on Instagram for 5+ hours before being pulled yet queer artists get banned all the time for art that doesn’t even show genitalia.”

“Girls can’t post photos with cleavage on Instagram without it being taken down but Tommy Lee can post THAT. nah,” another wrote.

Another person said: “@instagram literally has the clearest double standard among their community guidelines.”

Many of the 59-year-old drummer’s 1.5 million Instagram followers called Lee out for sharing the image in the comments of the controversial post.

“Instagram guidelines said idgaf today,” one user wrote.

Instagram explicitly states that it does not allow nude photos.

“This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks,” it says on its web site. “It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations or an act of protest are allowed.”