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Instagram Meets With Artists Over Nudity Policy (Dazed)
A group of about 20 artist and activists — including Marilyn Minter — attended a meeting at Instagram’s New York headquarters to discuss the platform’s nudity policy. Currently, the company’s policy allows nudity in photos of paints and sculptures, as well as images of post-mastectomy scarring and women breastfeeding. However it does not allow images, videos, or digitally-created content depicting “sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks” and “some photos of female nipples.” However artist and activist Micol Hebron — who attended the meeting — argues that the policy lacks nuance and “[polices] the bodies and identities of users.”
Instagram has not yet officially updated its policies, and it will be unlikely that we find out what was said in the meeting. Dazed reports that it was a private affair, and that all attendees signed non-disclosure agreements.
Cardi B Lands a New Film Role (Variety)
Vin Diesel took to Instagram to announce an exciting new cast member for the ninth Fast & Furious movie: Cardi B. “I’m tired, but I can’t wait,” she says in the clip. “I ain’t gonna front, I think this is going to be the best one.” Cardi can currently be seen onscreen in Hustlers.
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Nike’s CEO Steps Down (New York Times)
Mark Parker is stepping down as CEO of Nike early next year. But he will remain on with the company, becoming its executive chairman as of January 13. Parker will be succeeded by John Donahoe, who was previously CEO of the cloud computing company ServiceNow and eBay. He is also on Nike’s board. “I am delighted John will join our team,” Parker said in a statement. “His expertise in digital commerce, technology, global strategy and leadership combined with his strong relationship with the brand, make him ideally suited to accelerate our digital transformation.”
Tom Ford Sells His 3 Bedroom Bel Air Home for $20 Million (The Hollywood Reporter)
Tom Ford has sold his Bel Air home of over 20 years for $20 million. The house — designed by Richard Neutra and built in 1955 — features three bedrooms and six bathrooms. But Ford’s new space, the Bloomingdale estate in Holmby Hills, is quite the upgrade, with nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The designer/director bought the house in 2016 for $38.75 million and has been updating it ever since.
RuPaul Announces Celebrity Edition of Drag Race (Vanity Fair)
The next edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be star-studded! The new show will feature celebrities competing for the charity of their choice. Each episode will feature three celebrity guests, as well as Drag Race alums — including Alyssa Edwards, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, and Trixie Mattel — who will help the celeb contestants with their drag transformations. RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race will air in 2020.
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