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Chelsea Handler Mocks Vladimir Putin With Topless Horseback Photo

"Anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better. #kremlin" NSFW, obviously. Update: Handler said she is boycotting Instagram, after they removed the post multiple times.

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Comedian Chelsea Handler, 39, posted a picture to her Instagram account Thursday evening featuring an infamous shot of Vladmir Putin riding a horse shirtless, adjacent a photo of herself doing the same thing.


About 10 minutes after being posted to Instagram the image was removed. Instagram does have a policy against nudity:

You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the Service.

She also posted this nude silhouette of herself in August:

She followed that up with a pic of the take down notice from Instagram and said: "If a man posts a photo of his nipple, it's ok, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?"

After being up for almost 45 minutes, the post was also removed from Instagram.

Handler posted on Friday that she was saying "bye bye" to Instagram and that her followers "can now find my dogs and my breasts on Twitter."

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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