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“Does this image offend you?” Laolu Senbanjo Asks after A Photo He Posted was Taken Down on Instagram



Laolu Body ArtistNigerian Artist, Laolu Senbanjo on Sunday re-posted a photo of one of his works which he said was taken down by Instagram.

According to him, the photo represents his support for Amnesty Interantional‘s #MyBodyMyRights campaign.

He shared the photo above with the caption:

Does this image offend you??? I woke up this morning to find this post REMOVED BY IG! This post represents my #mybodymyrights campaign with Amnesty International, a cause I strongly believe in. I’d like to hear your thoughts.

According to Amnesty International:

Being able to make our own decisions about our health, body and sexual life is a basic human right.

Whoever you are, wherever you live, you have the right to make these choices without fear, violence or discrimination.

Yet all over the world, people are bullied, discriminated against and arrested, simply for making choices about their bodies and their lives. 

A woman is refused contraception because she doesn’t have her husband’s permission. A teenager is denied a life-saving termination because abortion is illegal in her country. A man is harassed by police because he’s gay.

My Body My Rights is Amnesty’s global campaign to stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction.

Photo Credit: Instagram/@laolunyc


  1. parodi

    September 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    A woman’s right to terminate another person’s life because it is in her custody.

    • tunmi

      September 12, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Way to word it. The ease with which you can write that while some woman somewhere has to seriously consider her options because having a child would put her in penury is something else.

  2. Baby gurl

    September 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    No it doesn’t offend me. That’s how IG ignorantly removed Lynxxx’s post on pre-marital sex. I understand they have policies but it comes across as a robot doing these things. Won’t a normal human being see these messages as positive and empowering rather than “against their (so called) rules and guidelines.

  3. parodi

    September 11, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Isn’t it ironic that all those campaigning FOR abortion have already been BORN??……..How convenient !!!!!


    September 11, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I understand the message you are trying to pass, images depict different meanings to different people, I hope IG reposts your pic.

  5. madman

    September 11, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Don’t take it personally. Good art is offensive.

  6. Marlvina

    September 11, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    They probably seeing it as a voodoo photo.
    Personally, I sincerely have no comment for this photo.
    Hopefully they re-post your photo sir, to make you happy in passing on the message on Amnesty’s global campaign.

  7. Abiiii

    September 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Funny how IG doesn’t take down Kim K’s nudes.
    She has loads of photos that show her nipples in sheer clothing but nah IG doesn’t touch her photos because she’s a friend of the house

    • OJ

      September 12, 2016 at 6:19 am

      IG and Kim K are making shit loads of money for each other…is strictly business as usual for them, so long as the $$$$ are rolling in

  8. nnenne

    September 12, 2016 at 4:06 am

    No. It does not!

  9. Tosin

    September 12, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I’m confused. Offend how?

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