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Is Madonna too racy for Instagram?

The singer hasn’t been on the photo-sharing site long but has already received a warning for “adult content.” But how bad was that content?


Thirty years after she was first launched on to the international stage, Madonna still has it. It looks like she’s still getting in trouble for the same things she did at the beginning of her career (and every moment in between).

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According to Billboard, the singer received a warning message from Instagram telling her she had broken their policies, which include a promise not to post “mature content.”

“We value these guidelines, and believe that they will help keep Instagram a safe & fun place for everyone,” the message said, according to Billboard. “It is important to note that continuing to violate them may result in a disabled account, or discontinued access to Instagram, without warning.”

The message also said it is against policy to share third-party photos, which would be a much less edgy way to break policy, but still possible.

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“The message didn’t specify which guideline Madonna apparently broke, though she has posted a shot of her cleavage as well as two photographs of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo,” said Billboard. “Both could potentially, in Instagram’s view, be a violation of the guidelines.”

Madonna joined the photo-sharing site only recently, but already has 152,000 followers.

The singer doesn’t seem too worried about the message, since she could probably buy the site if she really wanted. For the second time in two years, she was named pop’s top earner, just edging out Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.

According to Billboard, she earned around $34.6 million in 2012, due in large part to her MDNA tour.

Bruce Springsteen followed Madonna closely with $33.4 million and Waters brought in $21 million. Van Halen was close behind with $20 million.

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The list makes an interesting point that the top pop earners are artists from two decades or more ago. Could we be returning to the ’80s?

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