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People Compare Comments On Justin Bieber's Nude Photo To Those Left On Female Celebrities' Pictures

"You’re all praising him for posting a picture of his naked ass, but if a female celebrity did that, you’d call her a slut."

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Over recent years, Instagram has been accused of double standards in its removal policy. But now part of the attention on Instagram's double standards is being focused on user comments.

Yesterday, Justin Bieber shared a photo of himself standing on a boat, naked, looking off into the distance.

While Bieber sharing nude photos of himself is not a new thing, the large majority of his fans were very excited by the snap.

The photo has had over 2 million likes. Of the 600,000 comments, the majority of fans declared their love for Bieber, used heart-eyed emojis, and/or asked him to "turn around".

But some people saw the comments differently. In a popular Tumblr post, a user paired up a photo of singer Demi Lovato with Bieber and showed the comments each photo received.

For Bieber, there was a lot of praise.

Under Lovato's photo, many comments said the star did not "respect" herself, that her outfit was "degrading", and that she was a "slut."

Bieber's naked photo prompted others to call out the way people comment on women's accounts when they share photos of themselves partially nude.

For example, the comments under this photo of model Bryana Holly were paired with Bieber's photo:

Some people online were not convinced that Bieber is treated differently – both by users and by Instagram – because he is a man.

I like how people are like "double standards" with the pic of bieber& ect....but only show bias comments. As if it doesn't go both ways.

pictures of Bieber compared to a half naked women and girls are hating on the woman, it's not called double standards it's called jealousy.

This isn't even double standards, just Justin bieber dick riders

Many others expressed their view that if a female celebrity were to do the same as Bieber, they'd be targeted, shamed, and even removed from the app.

So it's okay for Justin Bieber to post a nude photo. Yet god forbid a female should ever do something like that. I hate double standards.

lmao wow if taylor swift showed her butt to the world she'd be a "slut." but if justin bieber does it, its "hot and sexy" #doublestandards

Now that we have an audience lets talk about double standards shall we? Why praise Justin Bieber but hiss at Kim Kardashian?!

So Rihanna got her Instagram got deleted for a promiscuous photo but Justin Bieber is allowed to be freely naked? #doublestandards

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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