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Victoria Beckham sparks fury as she breaks Instagram's nudity rules
‘How tasteless and classless!’: Victoria Beckham sparks backlash from fans as she breaks Instagram’s nudity rules by posting video of model’s breasts
Victoria Beckham has been branded ‘tasteless’ by fans after she uploaded a video on Instagram of a model’s breasts.
The fashion designer, 46, broke the site’s strict nudity rules on Friday as she teased a piece from her upcoming collection for London Fashion Week.
However, followers soon flooded the comment section, branding the shot ‘shocking and classless’, while others urged Instagram for the post to be taken down.
Outrage: Victoria Beckham has been branded ‘tasteless’ by fans after she uploaded a video on Instagram of a model’s breasts
Alluding to her catwalk show on Monday, she simply captioned the video: ‘21.09.20 VBSS21 • 2.45pm BST.’
But Victoria’s followers took offence to the image. One wrote: ‘Lol in the name of fashion!!! How tasteless and classless’.
Another added: ‘Something does not feel right I am not sure why’, while a third chimed: ‘Is this allowed on Instagram?’.
Controversial: The fashion designer, 46, broke the site’s strict nudity rules on Friday as she teased her upcoming collection for London Fashion Week
Shocking! However, followers soon flooded the comment section, branding the shot ‘tasteless and classless’, while others urged Instagram for the post to be taken down
A fourth follower responded: ‘I’m wondering the same- shocking!’
A fifth fan wrote: ‘Kinda is creepy. Nothing class and fashion in this at all’, ‘Can’t wait to wear that out shopping’, typed another.
Within three hours of being uploaded, the video has gained more than 750,000 views.
And with a following of 28.6million, the post will undoubtedly hit the million view count within hours.
Instagram has a strict no nudity rule, with only paintings and sculptures being allowed to show the naked body.
Catwalk: Posh has been gearing up for her upcoming show. Just last week, the fashion designer donned a lemon long-sleeved top along with a pair of teal, high-waisted trousers
The piece from Victoria’s upcoming collection is a completely sheer blue top, which the model wears with a chunky gold chain and ring necklace.
Posh has been gearing up for her upcoming show. Just last week, the fashion designer donned a lemon long-sleeved top with a turtle neck along with a pair of teal, high-waisted trousers.
Alongside the snap, she wrote: ‘The perfect colour pairing for a sunny day in London. Wearing the high-waisted bright mint trousers from my #VB collection x vb’.
Victoria launched her fashion brand in 2008. Earlier this year, she came under fire when she tried to seek a government bailout to furlough 30 members of staff- despite having a multi-million fortune.
The former Spice Girl, whose family is worth £335million, had planned to use the Government’s Covid-19 scheme to pay 80 per cent of the wages of some of her staff.
The fashion brand, which employs 120 people, sent letters to 30 members of staff warning them that they were going to be furloughed under the Government’s scheme for two months.
But Victoria then reversed decision.
She told The Guardian: ‘We will not now be drawing on the government furlough scheme. At the beginning of the lockdown the shareholders agreed with senior management to furlough a small proportion of staff. At that point we didn’t know how long the lockdown might last or its likely impact on the business.
‘The welfare of my team and our business means everything to me.’
It is understood the firm’s application would have cost taxpayers £150,000.
The firm denied the U-turn was a result of the public backlash and instead insisted the board ‘now believe that with the support of our shareholders, we can navigate through this crisis without drawing from the furlough scheme’.