Who is Drummer Tommy Lee? Instagram was Criticized as His Private Photos Were on The Platform

Tommy Lee graphic frontal n*de photo sparks Instagram censorship controversy. He cheekily captioned it, “Ooooopppsss.”


What exactly is the IG controversy?

Rocker Tommy Lee posted a n*de frontal photo on Instagram and Facebook early Thursday, complete with a cheeky caption.

But clearly, the raw photo look wasn’t wrong. The p*nis image has since been removed from the platform. But the Motley Crue rocker has sparked controversy over the social media site’s community guidelines and has been double-sided as Instagram censors his image differently than others.

“We know that there are times when people want to share nudes that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram,” read Instagram’s lengthy community guidelines.

Newsweek reported that an image of the heavily tattooed musician sitting naked on the edge of a bathtub was active for about four hours. This is, according to one Twitter user, “insane times.”

It’s unclear if Lee deleted the image or if Instagram and Facebook took action against the account. A representative for the platform’s parent company Meta did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment on Thursday.

He has yet to publicly react to the latest controversy, but commentators have quickly struck up a conversation. Many wondered why he posted the photo. Other than that, people questioned why the platforms ignored it for so long.

Before the photo was taken down, Lee’s wife, Brittany Furlan, commented on the photo, “OH MY GOD,” while dating app Grindr responded, “Baby on the wrong app.”

The 59-year-old drummer posted several disrespectful phalluses before and after n*de photos as he went viral online. Lee is no stranger to n*dity scandals.

Tommy came to headlines once in the 1990s too. It was because of his infamous sex tape scandal with ex-wife Pamela Anderson. It inspired this year’s Hulu series Pam & Tommy.


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Who is drummer Tommy Lee?

Thomas Lee Bass, who goes with the name Tommy Lee is a musician based in America. Born on October 3, 1962, Athens-Greece, Lee is the founding member of the heavy metal band Motley Crue. In addition to being the band’s longtime drummer, Lee formed the rap metal band Methods of Mayhem and pursued solo musical projects.

In the late 1970s, Lee’s band, Suite 19, was a regular fixture on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip club circuit, alongside up-and-coming acts like Van Halen and Quiet Riot. Lee ditched his last name and earned the nickname “T-Bone” for his 6′ 2½” height and slim build. 

Tommy Lee (Credit: Getty Images)

When London finally disbanded in 1981, Lee and Sixx decided to form a new group together.

Shortly thereafter, guitarist Mick Mars joined the band. Looking for a charismatic frontman, Lee introduced others to singer Vince Neil, whom he happened to meet in high school. Neil soon joined the group and Motley Crue was formed.

Lee has been married four times. Elaine Starchu was his first wife. His second wife was Heather Locklear, got divorced in 1993.

In 1998, Lee served six months in county jail after pleading guilty to kicking Pamela Anderson, who was holding her son Dylan.

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