Tommy Lee posted another full-frontal nude photo on Instagram on Friday, August 12; this time, he circumvented Instagram’s rules by making the previous X-rated photo appear to be a painting. The previous day, the drummer of Motley Crue broke the internet with an early morning overshare of a fully naked, penis-exposed photo posted to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The image was removed from Facebook and Instagram because it violates the platform’s pornographic restrictions. Twitter does not impose such limitations. Lee feigned an error by captioning the nude image with “Oooooppssss.”
Late Thursday night, a reworked version of the D-pic appeared on Lee’s Instagram. UPDATE: What we at Loudwire initially believed to be a filter applied to the original photograph is in fact a painting by a real-life artist named Ziva Barrett. Over Lee’s body outline, she created a mosaic of shapes and designs inspired by his tattoos and… other things. Barrett, on her Facebook page, said “When Tommy Lee “hands” you a dick pic, you don’t ask questions, you grab a (big) canvas instead and get to work.” Lee obtained it and posted it on his page. Some Tommy fans appear to be digitally rolling their eyes, while others appear to be “allowing” it. On the pro side, “The return of the king,” “Damn right tommy,” “PURE ART,” and “bro said I’ll find a way” are the most popular fan comments.
Fans who have had enough are saying, “Tommy, put down the phone” and “NURSE, HE’S AGAIN OFF HIS MEDS.” “Not again, Tommy!” and “Come on, man!” Even Brittany Furlan, Tommy’s wife, writes simply “HELP.” Crue fans were not the only ones who noticed the initial nude photograph. CNN reports that it sparked a “double standard” debate on social media. ” So Tommy Lee can post an Instagram photo of his penis that remains online three hours later, but a photo of my curvy booty in a thong bikini is removed? Cool, cool,’ tweeted journalist Lola Méndez. She compared seeing Lee’s nude photo on social media to receiving an unsolicited penis photo. And a user wrote, “By 2022, Tommy Lee will be praised for posting a frontal nude, while Britney Spears will be constantly momshamed for posting sexy photos.””
If you dare, check out the transformation here. It has not been re-sculpted or otherwise altered, so parts will continue to resemble parts. As Lee advances his work in the visual medium, he continues his primary occupation with Motley Crue. Tonight, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Classless Act will perform in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before heading to the Upper Midwest. Purchase tickets here.