Matt McGorry is back to his awesome ways!
The Orange is the New Black star posted a new shirtless picture to Instagram with Miley Cyrus' and Chrissy Teigen's nipples photoshopped over his own as part of the "Free The Nipple" movement. (WARNING: Exposed photoshopped female nipples. That's kinda the point.)
"Hi. This is a photo of me from my bodybuilding years, circa 2010," McGorry writes of his ripped physique in the photo. "And these are the nipples of @mileycyrus and @chrissyteigen (I hope you don't mind me borrowing them!) from their Instagram posts that were removed due to the dangerousness of their visible female nips. Can’t you tell by how perverse my photo has become without my asexual male nippies? Sarcasm."
"If you're new to the #FreeTheNipple movement (like I am!) let me tell you what I think I understand about it," he continues, "The banning of women's nipples may sound normal or even inconsequential as you think, 'well, women's nipples are more sexual than men's nipples'. But that’s not some scientific fact. It’s because of how our society so heavily sexualizes women. And it should be up to the individual woman to decide if she wants to show them, just like men have the choice. Part of the stand of #FreeTheNipple is about the right of women to claim what their breasts and nipples mean to THEM, and not have that be defined by how men and much of society decides what their boobies mean."
While employing another one
of his TL;DR captions, McGorry brought his point home in the best way.
"At this point, if you’re still clinging to the notion of 'well, that’s just the way it’s been,' then you might reconsider thinking of yourself as a rational and progressive person," he wrote. "If you have breasts, you might think, 'I’m not interested in showing my niplets on social media or in public,' in which case you should feel free to keep ‘em swaddled! But shouldn’t you support the freedom of CHOICE of the INDIVIDUAL woman to do this even if YOU don’t want to? Like, even if you’d never be interested in joining a protest, wouldn’t you think it’s important to have the CHOICE to be able to legally protest, if one so chooses? The answer is yes. You might be thinking to yourself, there are way more important issues out there than women being able to expose their bumpy buttons whenever men can. But it’s not just about getting an even tan; it’s one piece of the puzzle of creating deep change in the way our society objectifies women and creates these different standards for men and women (and other genders). At the heart of it, it’s simply about gender equality and equal rights."
In response to Instagram taking down pictures of exposed female nipples, but not male ones, many women have been posting their own pictures with male nipples photoshopped over their own.
McGorry has been very vocal
about his feminism, which he admits to ETonline, is something he didn't know much about until recently.
"I think you can be a feminist and not necessarily identify as one," he said, "which is what I think I had been for my entire life up — until a few months ago."
"I believe in gender equality," McGorry wrote on Facebook. "Being a feminist is for both women AND men. I AM A FEMINIST."
Chrissy Teigen, of course, has been very active
fighting Instagram's topless censorship. Watch the video below to see the picture she tried posting four times!