Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is facing criticism for a now-deleted Instagram post featuring a piece of art hanging in her home.
“Ok. This is a weird post. But I have Covid, so f*** it. During one of the SAG nomination panels for @everythingeverywheremovie I told the story of how I ended up with my office furnished with my beautiful Pollack chairs from that movie,” she wrote in the Instagram image caption.
“I mentioned if people followed me, that was not a cheap trick to try to get people to boost my numbers, but I couldn’t figure out how else to get the picture out into the world, that I would post a picture of them on my IG in my offices for @comet.pictures and I am a truth teller so here you go.”
The photo featured a table and chairs, but followers immediately noticed the artwork hanging on the wall. The image showed what appeared to be a naked child stuffed into a box. Many social media users called Curtis out, after which she deleted the post entirely.
“Why does Jamie Lee Curtis have a picture of a naked child stuffed inside a suitcase on her wall? Strong Epstein vibes,” podcast host Stew Peters shared alongside a screenshot of Curtis’ original Instagram post.
Why does Jamie Lee Curtis have a picture of a naked child stuffed inside a suitcase on her wall?
Strong Epstein vibes. pic.twitter.com/DJSIaZkkVm
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) January 17, 2023
“5 days ago Hollywood has-been Jamie Lee Curtis posted a vaccine ad for Pfizer on Instagram,” wrote Rogan O’Handley. “3 days ago she posted an extremely disturbing picture she has in her home of a child stuffed in a suitcase. We have serious questions.”
The piece is called “The Tub” (2003) and is attributed to artist Betsy Schneider.
This incident comes at a time when social media users are on high alert following the Balenciaga ad campaign featuring children holding teddy bears wearing bondage-themed gear. The high fashion house yanked the campaign following public outcry and apologized for its misstep.
“This was a wrong choice by Balenciaga, combined with our failure in assessing and validating images. The responsibility for this lies with Balenciaga alone,” the company said in a statement.
A second Balenciaga shoot also became the topic of conversation. It featured an art book by Belgian artist Michael Borremans, who is known for creating controversial pieces involving naked children being covered in blood or maimed.