Melanie Griffith gets around Instagram's 'no nipple' policy with racy 70s pic

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Melanie Griffith attends a film premiere in California. Photo: Getty

Melanie Griffith has sent her fans into a spin by sharing an extremely racy throwback photo to Instagram - somehow getting around the social media giant’s ‘no nipple’ policy.

“Playboy photo from October 1976. Just cuz...,” she captioned the snap originally taken in 1976 for the men’s magazine.

In it, a young Melanie is completely nude and poses side on, revealing a small tattoo on her buttocks.

Melanie sent fans wild with this racy throwback photo. Photo: Instagram/melaniegriffith

Aside from an abundance of ‘fire’ emojis, fans praised the 61-year-old American actress for her killer looks back in the 70s.

Others admitted they initially thought the photo was of Melanie’s daughter and fellow actress Dakota Johnson, who famously stared in the 50 Shades of Grey franchise.

Some also joked about the fact the image was allowed to remain on Instagram at all.

“Here before this gets deleted by someone triggered by nipples,” one fan quipped.

Topless photos deleted by Instagram before

Just last month Gina Stewart - who is also known as the ‘World’s Hottest Grandma’ - hit out at Instagram after a racy photo of hers was deleted.

The photo, which saw the 48-year-old Gold Coast resident posing topless, was taken down for violating “community guidelines”.

“This form of censorship affects women more than it does men and it could be seen as fundamentally discriminatory,” she said in a scathing post.

'World's hottest Grandma' Gina hit out at Instagram last month. Photos: Instagram/ginastewart

Instagram’s policy online is clear: “We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram.”

So it remains to be seen how long Melanie’s image, which has been liked over 12k times in two hours, remains online.

Melanie Griffith rocks black bikini on holiday

Melanie is no stranger to showing off her incredibly youthful looks on social media.

Some 31 years after telling Harrison Ford she had a “head for business and a bod for sin,” Melanie showed off her enviable figure in a plunging black bikini while holidaying in Spain a few weeks ago.

Melanie Griffith rocks a tiny black bikini. Photo: Instagram/melaniegriffith

The photos had many fans in awe, with one follower raving, “60 is the new 40!”

“Melanie, you look amazing in a bikini!” read a comment.

“Still got it,” added an admirer.

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