You couldn’t argue with Jason Derulo, who gave an excellent reason on why his steamy portrait shouldn’t have been removed for ‘nudity or sexual activity.’ Don’t worry, Jason’s ‘anaconda’ photo is back on the ‘gram.
As Sir Mix-a-Lot would say, Jason Derulo’s anaconda don’t want none (grief from Instagram, that is). The 30-year-old R&B singer got into trouble with the social media platform after sharing a shirtless photo that highlighted his generously-endowed package, which he endearingly called his “anaconda,” on Nov. 22. Apparently, Jason’s anaconda — or general lack of clothing — was too much for Instagram’s “community guidelines” to handle, because administrators took down the post due to “nudity or sexual activity.” Jason shared a screenshot [SEEN HERE] of the alert to his Instagram on Dec. 3, but didn’t heed the warning.
In the very next slide, Jason re-uploaded the same shirtless portrait — his “anaconda” still a brilliant outline against the mist of a forest backdrop — and had a message for Instagram. “F*k u mean? I have underwear on… I can’t help my size..,” Jason captioned the post, disagreeing with Instagram’s accusation of causing nudity-related mischief online. Well, it’s true — Jason can’t really be blamed here.
Fans were just as appalled as the singer. “What?? They know they’re afraid of a true King,” one fan commented, and another wrote, “Haters for sure.” Despite the recent uproar, Jason’s thirst trap was actually an old photo from his trip to Bali in Dec. 2018. At the time, Jason shared a photo of him gazing at the same panoramic view of an Indonesian forest that borders the Hanging Gardens Of Bali hotel, also wearing the same underwear. Alas, the singer was turned away from the camera, and so the picture didn’t concern Instagram administrators.
Jason will soon be capturing fans’ attentions again, but for very different reasons! The music hit-maker is making his feature acting debut in Tom Hooper’s movie adaptation of Cats, which will premiere in theaters on Dec. 20. The singer, who has a diverse background in multiple dancing styles like ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop, will demonstrate his moves as he takes on the role of the Jellicle cat Rum Tum Tugger.