Jason Derulo Defends 'Semi' Snap Yanked Off Instagram
All eyes are on Jason Derulo’s prize for a second week in a row thanks to some censorship by Instagram.
The 30-year-old “Talk Dirty” singer was thrust (nice one - ed.) into the social media spotlight on Nov. 21 when he posted a photo of himself wearing black underwear while standing on the edge of an infinity pool in Bali. The image made clear that Derulo is a pretty, um, big star (ok, that’s enough - ed.).
Derulo was more than happy to let the attention go to his head (just stop - ed.). When someone asked “what animal are you hiding,” Derulo replied: “anaconda.” He also wrote: “Don’t lie … did you zoom?”
But, Instagram later removed Derulo’s pic citing a violation of its community guidelines on nudity and sexual activity.
“F*k u mean?," he snapped back in a post on Wednesday. "I have underwear on… I can’t help my size."
The long and short of it (you’re incorrigible - ed.) is that depictions of “aroused genitalia” are not allowed on the Facebook-owned social media platform.
Confronted by a TMZ cameraman, Derulo went to great lengths (I give up - ed.) to explain that he was not turned up to 11 in the pic. “I was not aroused. I might have had a semi," he said. "Not fully aroused, no way.”
The singer – who coincidentally plays Rum Tum Tugger in the upcoming Cats movie – went on to explain that an arousal would look very different.
“When it’s fully aroused it’s a different beast. It leans more to the front,” he explained. “An arousal points to the front.”
Testing the adage that if you give him an inch, he'll take a mile, Derulo has re-posted the sexy snap on his Instagram. Only time will tell if it stays up (i'm shutting this down - ed.).
In July, Diplo posted a photo on Instagram in which he used his hand in the pocket of his swim shorts to suggest he had an erection and it, too, was removed by Instagram.
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