Culture

Jamie Lee Curtis Breaks Her Silence About The Naked Child Photo In Her Home, Claiming She Removed Her Instagram Post Because It "Disturbed Some People"

By Gina Florio
·  4 min read
Jamie Lee Curtis naked child photo
Instagram/Getty

On Tuesday, Jamie Lee Curtis shared a photo of a room in her home. She wrote an odd caption about the chairs in her room, calling herself a "truth teller." People couldn't help but notice the photo on her wall of a naked young girl laying down in some sort of tub. She has finally broken her silence about the picture and explained where she got it from.

Hollywood veteran Jamie Lee Curtis was under fire this week for a photo she posted on her Instagram page. She showed a room in her home and wrote in the caption about how she has Covid, where she got the chairs from, and how she was a "truth teller." She removed the post that same day, though, because people couldn't stop commenting on the piece of "art" hanging on her wall, featuring a naked girl lying down in a tub. The photo sparked a viral conversation online about how many celebrities in Hollywood have ties to Jeffrey Epstein and participate in child sex abuse. It was gathering so much attention that she ended up not only deleting the post but also turning off the comment section on her other Instagram posts.

It was soon discovered that the picture was from a photographer named Betsy Schneider, who is known for photographing naked children in her work. Betsy's work has been featured many times next to Desiree Edkins, another photographer who features her own daughter Ella in some eerie pictures that raise questions about why this kind of content would even be considered "art." Jamie has finally broken her silence about the picture on her Instagram with a written message.

Jamie Lee Curtis Breaks Her Silence About the Naked Child Photo in Her Home, Claiming She Removed Her Instagram Post Because It "Disturbed Some People"

On Thursday, Jamie posted a message on her Instagram. She wanted everyone to know where the picture came from and why she removed it from her profile. "Last week I posted a picture of some chairs that included a photograph on the wall by an artist that was gifted to me 20 years ago," she wrote. "I understand it has disturbed some people." It has indeed disturbed many, leaving countless people questioning why someone would even want to look at a naked child in their home every day. Every parent thinks their child is cute in the bathtub, but it's a completely different story when you photograph your naked child and sell it publicly as art.

"As I have said, I am a truth teller so here's the truth," she continued. "It's a picture of a child, taken by her mother, of her playing in their backyard in a tub of water. Nothing more, nothing less. I took down the post because I didn't want to keep something up that upset anyone."

She left the caption blank and the comments on the post have been limited. Many people are pointing out the fact that she only removed the post because of how it made her look, not because the picture is creepy or disturbing. In fact, she made it pretty clear that she loves the photo and enjoys having it up in her home.

Many of the comments are in support of Jamie, claiming that people who have a problem with the photo are the ones who are disturbed. "I saw the post and only noticed the chairs. Please don’t give in to these people. If it brings you joy share it," someone wrote.

"if you see an innocent picture of a child and instantly your mind jumps to sexualisation, then that’s your problem to unpack, nobody else’s," someone else said. Apparently, there's no concern whatsoever about a naked child being used as art—the problem is actually those of us who find it to be inappropriate.

Others claimed that people online are simply "triggered" by the smallest things. "Seriously…? Anyone that easily triggered should NOT be on the internet. Ever," someone said. If there's anything that rightfully triggers people, it's a naked child being exploited as "art."

There are some comments of people who claim that her explanation isn't good enough, finding it downright weird that she would enjoy looking at someone else's naked daughter for the last 20 years.

"LOL that photo was disturbing and not in the Jamie Lee Curtis kinda way, but the Jeffrey Epstein kinda way. It is a cool depiction of childhood, but the one she had hanging on her wall looked darkened almost to be made seem more eerie. I would not hang naked random naked children on my wall whether I was rich or not or if it was a gift. I could understand if it was your own child, but this Jamie Lee is very sus," someone wrote.