Matt McGorry isn’t just totally dreamy looking — he’s the feminist of your dreams.
The hunky Orange Is the New Black star recently joined the #FreeTheNipple movement in the most perfect way we can imagine: by Photoshopping his nipples. Photoshopping has been gaining popularity among #FreeTheNipple supporters for weeks now, as women Photoshop male nipples over their own to illustrate how ridiculous gender bias can be when it comes to going topless.
Except McGorry flipped the protest around: He Photoshopped Miley Cyrus’ and Chrissy Teigen’s nipples on top of his. Both women have fallen victim to social media nudity policies and had their topless pics removed from the Instagram profiles.
Image: Matt McGorry/Facebook
“It should be up to the individual woman to decide if she wants to show them, just like men have the choice,” McGorry wrote in the photo’s caption, where he called out our society that “so heavily sexualizes women.”
He continued, “Part of the stand of #FreeTheNipple is about the right of women to claim what their breasts and nipples mean to THEM, and not have that be defined by how men and much of society decides what their boobies mean. At this point, if you’re still clinging to the notion of ‘well, that’s just the way it’s been,’ then you might reconsider thinking of yourself as a rational and progressive person.”
McGorry is only the latest in a growing number of stars to join the movement. Cyrus and Teigen have both spoken out against heavy censorship of women’s bodies, along with Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Scout Willis and Suki Waterhouse.
“You might be thinking to yourself, there are way more important issues out there than women being able to expose their bumpy buttons whenever men can,” McGorry writes. “But it’s not just about getting an even tan; it’s one piece of the puzzle of creating deep change in the way our society objectifies women and creates these different standards for men and women (and other genders). At the heart of it, it’s simply about gender equality and equal rights.”