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Marc Jacobs

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Hats off to Marc Jacobs for his candor.

The super-star designer accidentally posted a nude selfie (from the side, below the neck) to Instagram earlier this week—the accident part becoming apparent when the pic vanished moments later.

So of course Jacobs got heat for that, because what don't people get heat for these days, and the screengrab made the rounds online. So the fashion-industry titan decided to just admit to what the world already knew by returning to the scene of the crime—his Instagram account—and chiming in on a comment thread.

"yeah. I accidentally posted a pic of my bare ass and took it down," Jacobs wrote in a thread grabbed for posterity by Paper Magazine. "I was flirting with someone I met on Instagram. Meant to send it by DM. Oops, my mistake. I apologize to anyone it offended. I'm a gay man. I flirt and chat with guys online sometimes. BIG DEAL!"

The next commenter was all for it, writing, "@themarcjacobs no shame in your game. If you got it flaunt it."

We're going to assume that Jacobs won't be flaunting it on Instagram for a while, whether on purpose or otherwise, but... considering the number of at least half-naked selfies that celebs are always posting, he should never feel alone.