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ruby rose doesn’t want you posting this #freethenipple photo

“If you are a fan of mine boycott this issue, or you are buying into greedy, exploitative propaganda.”

by Emily Manning
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Sep 22 2015, 2:52pm

Image via @rubyrose

Since appearing on Orange is the New Black as inked-up inmate Stella Carlin, Ruby Rose's star has shot to stratospheric proportions (so much so that she postponed her engagement to designer Phoebe Dahl). The addicting Netflix original series' massive fandom has added legions to the Aussie actress' faithful followers. Now, Rose is appealing to these fans to stop circulating an image on Instagram in which she's #freeingthenipple. But this plea isn't just for personal reasons -- it's for legal ones.

"I am pro 'free the nipple' so when I was tagged in this photo by fans, I wasn't sure where it came from but I assumed a BTS from a friends shoot or one where we had approved slightly transparency in an image," Rose captioned a photo of herself in a sheer shirt. But the image in question didn't stem from either source; rather, it was an unapproved image from an Untitled Magazine shoot she did eight months ago. "Imagine my shock to find that @theuntitledmagazine decided to publish images of me after we explained we wouldn't be doing the shoot if I wasn't appropriately covered. The difference with working with a friend and or choosing to use nudity for art / and someone taking the piss and exploiting you is two different things," the 29-year old actress charged.

Not only did the magazine publish the image in spite of Rose's shoot stipulations, Rose alleged Untitled sold the unapproved image to other publications, effectively perpetuating its circulation against her wishes entirely. "Please if you are a fan of mine boycott this issue," Rose urged her 4.9 million Instagram followers. "Or you are buying into greedy, exploitative propaganda." 

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