As is expected from the Internet, Instagram users went wild after actress and former mixed martial artist Gina Carano posted a topless photo of herself on the social media platform. Of course, the image isn’t exactly a brightly lit view – Instagram’s social media requirements refuses to allow any female nudity – but everything is clearly still there for people to see.
In an effort to further point out the restrictions that society has imposed over female nudity, Gina Carano made sure the photo was accompanied with a caption from musician Prince. The quote stated the following:
“I find freedom sexy. I find freedom so sexy I can’t even explain it to you. You wake up every day and feel like you can do anything.”
The photo has since been deleted and we’re not sure why, but it surfaced on Twitter:
Ummmmm😍 Thank You Gina Carano🙏🥰 pic.twitter.com/8xz0LcvUjO
— 🙏🏽M͎M͎A͎ ͎G͎O͎D͎S͎🙏🏽 (@GodsMma) June 28, 2020
As stated above, Gina Carano was a former mixed martial artist and she was even the first “face of women’s MMA” way back in 2006-2009. However, she seemingly quit fighting in 2009 after having lost a fight to Cris Cyborg. While it’s unknown if she’ll ever make a return to that field, she’s been having quite the success in regards to her cinematic career.
Aside from having appeared in the 2016 blockbuster film Deadpool, she’s also frequently appeared on the first ever live-action Star Wars TV series titled The Mandalorian as Cara Dune. The series was a massive success for Disney Plus, and Gina Carano is currently set to reprise her role as Cara Dune in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian.
Fans are no doubt happy to see Gina Carano be confident with herself and further the fight to normalize female nudity in society. As of this writing the photo already has over 255,000 likes and 8,600 comments. It’s worth mentioning that aside from this topless photo, Gina Carano has always been something of a feminist role model for women, especially considering her real-life achievements and strong female characters like Cara Dune in The Mandalorian.