Fox News has angered many after it blurred the breasts of three female forms in Picasso’s famous painting, The Women of Algiers (Version O).
The network was reporting on the painting’s recent record-breaking $179m sale.
Both art enthusiasts and the general public took to Twitter to share their rage over the censorship.
"Seriously? Blurring a Cubistic Nipple?" 'Sexually sick' Fox News covers up breasts/genitals on Picasso masterpiece http://t.co/X7FszFcmZS
— Evy Todd (@evytodd) May 14, 2015
— lauren jill (@LJArts) May 14, 2015
Senior art critic for The New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz, wrote that the move was “sexually sick” and used the hashtag #sick minds.
— Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) May 13, 2015
Others echoed his sentiments, calling Fox News “pathetic,” while some used the hashtag #freethenipple to voice their disapproval of the censorship of the female body.
— Gonzalo W. Bénard (@GBenard) May 12, 2015
— Jan Szafranski (@SadistScribbler) May 14, 2015
— Claudia Scarsella (@Cla_Scarsella) May 13, 2015
Fox News has not responded to the outrage.