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PHOTOS: Scout Willis goes topless in NYC to #FreeTheNipple

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Willis' own Instagram protest

Scout Willis is taking a stand, and she is doing so in a very public (and very topless) way.

Scout Willis takes after her parents. She is speaking up about a cause she believes in and she is doing it in a very public way.

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The daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis is angry about Instagram's anti-nude rules, and has started her very own hashtag, #FreeTheNipple, to protest. Willis had a photo removed from Instagram for violating their community guidelines and so she has decided to post a whole slew of photos featuring herself topless. On Tuesday, May 27, she walked around New York City without a shirt on to protest Instagram's rules.

Scout Willis

Scout Willis

"My comfort with my body should not be dictated by how others perceive me. However, I don't wish to force this view on anyone," she wrote on Twitter. "If you don't like what you see, simply unfollow me."

According to Jezebel, Willis also changed her Instagram name to Scout (Areola) Willis and is supporting another star who protested the same rule. Earlier this month, Rihanna posted a photo of her topless Lui magazine cover which was also removed.

Instagram issued a statement to E! News, saying, "We try hard to find a good balance between allowing people to express themselves creatively and keeping Instagram a fun and safe place. Our guidelines put limitations on nudity and mature content. Once content is reported to us, we review it and remove if it violates our policies."

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Willis, who has always been very active on social media, said her goal is to protect women who post photos such as breastfeeding or breast cancer.

Tell us — do you agree with Scout Willis' protest? Should Instagram #FreeTheNipple?

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