This is a pic on Instagram of singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette, and she is naked and pregnant, and clearly submerged in a pool. It has the Internet going crazy, and it is the one time that a naked picture of a celebrity circulating on the Internet is an inspiring thing. Unlike other celebrities who pose nude and leak photos to the Internet to gain attention, Morissette is simply celebrating childbirth and family.
Yes, the purpose of the photo is to announce that she and her husband are expecting their second child. Morissette's husband is Mario Treadway, aka Souleye. According to UPI, Morissette also revealed her second pregnancy in a video featuring animated versions of Souleye and herself. This is something that the singer updates the video each year with highlights from their family.
The Instagram post also has a quote from Alanis and Mario's firstborn, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway. It reads: "you have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world 'cause they make persons". Ever Imre is the couple's 5-year-old son, born shortly after Alanis and Mario were married.
If you aren't familiar with the works of Alanis Morissette, then you probably missed 1995 entirely. Her rock-oriented album Jagged Little Pill, now over 20 years old, was practically the soundtrack from the mid-1990s. The most recognized song from that album "Ironic" is clearly her biggest hit. There were also hits like "You Oughta Know", "All I Really Want", "You Learn", "Hand in My Pocket", and "Head over Feet". She seems pretty head over feet about this pregnancy.
Morissette has also has some acting experience, like appearing on the children's television show You Can't Do That on Television and even playing God in Kevin Smith's Dogma and a post-credit sequence for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Morissette's last album was Havoc and Bright Lights in 2012, and is currently working on her ninth studio album, Short Sharp Shrift. Souleye is a 36-year-old rapper, and he had his released album known as Shapeshifting.
Okay, I'm going to just say that I like this photo, and I think it is a valid demonstration that there is such a thing as artistic nudity. Pop Sugar called this particular photo "practically an album cover", and if I saw this photo on an LP record, it would definitely catch my attention. So far, I haven't heard anyone being overwhelmingly offended by a photo like this, and I'm just going to tack on my opinion and say that they really shouldn't be offended by this photo any more than nudity in old art paintings.