Twitter has refused to take down naked photos of former first lady Melania Trump posted by Cardi B during her Twitter feud with Candace Owens, The Daily Caller reported.
A spokesperson for Twitter told The Independent on Wednesday that, because Cardi B posted images previously published with the former first lady’s consent, it would not violate the company’s terms of service. The social media site does have a non-consensual nudity policy that would typically suspend that person’s account. But this situation would not be against those rules, according to the spokesperson.
The image dates back to a 1996 photoshoot published in a French magazine the following year.
The 28-year-old rapper shared the Melania Trump photos during a clash with Owens over the rapper’s Grammy performance.
“No! Candy [Candice Owens], men treat women on how a woman allows a man to treat them,” Cardi B tweeted to Owens, along with a pornographic photo of Melania.
“I don’t know why candy [Owens] is so bothered by WAP,” the rapper wrote in a second post, along with another picture of the former first lady lightly censored. “I was just inspired by our former First Lady.” Cardi B said.
The photos resurfaced in The New York Post during the presidential campaign in 2016.
Cardi has since deleted the thread between her and Owens, saying she “deleted all the tweets between” the two of them because her “platform is for fun and entertainment.”
Actually I deleted all the tweets between us from the beginning because my platform is for fun and entertainment.The tweets between me & you was not entertaining anyone .It was getting boring .Get a life Candy it’s been two days https://t.co/OV0XAozqGL
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 18, 2021
“It was getting boring,” she added. “Get a life Candy it’s been two days.”