Tommy Lee Instagram Photo Sparks Debate Over Platform’s Censorship

Tommy Lee Instagram Photo Sparks Debate Over Platform’s Censorship

The shocking Tommy Lee Instagram photo gave the Motley Crue drummer’s fans “something to chew on.” On August 11th, the rockstar’s 1.5 million followers got a full frontal view of his unedited, uncensored “package.” His nude pic was captioned, “Ooops,” but wasn’t posted by accident. 

Lee’s antics received mixed reactions. Many people were amused, and the post that was up for several hours even garnered 50,000 likes before it was taken down. However, a lot of people were also upset, not because of its graphic and scandalous nature, but because of the double standards, the platform seems to impose on its users. 

One tweeted how unfair it was that Tommy Lee could post a photo with his d*ck exposed and everyone loves it. Yet when Britney Spears also posts a nude pic but still covers herself, she’s deemed as a lunatic? It doesn’t make sense and says this type of double standard is just so obvious. All this  when their community guidelines restrict posts depicting “sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.”

But this Tommy Lee Instagram photo isn’t the first time nor the only reason Pamela Anderson’s ex-husband got himself into a hot mess. Here are other top 3 Tommy Lee events that made it to the headlines through the years. 

The Infamous Sex Tape

The year was 1996. It was a time before Facebook, YouTube, and other social media platforms existed. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Baywatch superstar Pamela Anderson became a viral sensation when the sex tape they made got stolen and was sold on the web. 

This was precisely the reason why millions of people signed on to the internet back in the day. Because at that time nobody thought that the web had so much potential for world domination. We’re talking about eCommerce, communication, and culture, in the way that it has now. This primarily became people’s motivation to go online simply because they wanted to get porn online. 

It was a horrible time for Pam and Tom because it’s so different from today. Today Twitter and the feminist blogosphere simply blow up in horror. Men and women everywhere stood up and felt so terrible that these pictures were stolen. 

But it was the ’90s, and people at that time thought Tom and Pam were nothing but crass, tacky stars. No one bothered to stand up for them, even though this was stolen personal property that was stored inside a safe, in their garage. Nobody cared.

Imprisoned for Domestic Abuse

Who is Tommy Lee married to in the nineties? Is there anyone who didn’t know this celebrity couple during this time? Both Pam and Tom were in their prime, so when the news broke out about their trouble in paradise, everything down to the most minute details about their marriage was scrutinized. 

Pam and Lee’s was a whirlwind romance. The two tied the knot just after four days of dating. Instead of wedding bands, the pair decided to get something more permanent, which were tattoos of each other’s names on their fingers. 

Anderson got pregnant almost immediately but suffered a miscarriage. She was reported to have been depressed for months. In 1996, they welcomed their first child Brandon. They couldn’t work on their relationship because Pam was pregnant the whole time. 

Soon, frustrations in their relationship took a downward spiral and led to domestic violence by 1998. Lee was arrested and charged with felony spousal abuse. He pleaded no contest to spousal battery and got a sentence of six years behind bars. Lee also had to do mandatory counseling plus, community service. 

Years later during their custody battle, Pam accused Lee of physical and emotional abuse. Citing the same incident saying, “Tommy physically attacked me with complete disregard for my safety and, more importantly, for the safety of our children. Tommy kicked me violently in the back several times and the buttocks. He was completely out of control.”

The Tommy Lee and Kid Rock Feud

Tommy Lee and Kid Rock’s feud has been going on for years. Soon after Pam and Lee divorced in 1998, she and Kid Rock started dating and wed in 2006. They divorced a few months after. 

Kid Rock said this about the last time they spoke before the MTV incident, “Last contact I had with him was when me and Pam were going through our divorce…He picked up her Blackberry and started emailing me a lot of horrendous things. It was extremely disrespectful.”

He also told The Guardian, “There was a lot of years of disrespect but I was a part of his kids’ lives. So I wasn’t going to be disrespectful about him around the kids.” He calmly told Lee, ‘Listen, I will see you again,’ and that was the end of it because I don’t talk to you, you know.”

Their physical altercation happened during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV released a statement saying,” According to eyewitnesses, Lee, sitting at the same table as Diddy, jawed at Rock as he made his way toward The Bad Boy CEO, with whom he was supposed to present the show’s final performance. It wasn’t clear exactly what Lee said to Rock. But apparently, after his words, Rock slapped the drummer, according to eyewitnesses. Lee, one eyewitness said, attempted to fight back but, before he was able to land a blow, was punched in the face by Rock.”

So what is Tommy Lee Instagram all about? And honestly, what photo did Tommy Lee post that was so appalling? It’s not so much that he proudly displayed his “package” online. What’s causing the heated debate is the double standard that not only Instagram has, but society as a whole to certain individuals. Bias and prejudice are more disturbing than a big old d**k.