Cody Simpson will return to Dancing With the Stars Season 18 tonight to sing his new single “Surfboard” on the Finale. He’ll also reunite with his pro partner Witney Carson and join in the general end-of-season festivities. What he won’t do, is flash his butt again.

Not that Cody, 17, has a problem with flashing his butt, but social media took issue with it.

On Sunday, May 18, Cody posted a photo of his bare tush on Instagram — it's actually his full bare backside as seen from a balcony, with his bare frontside facing the ocean. So anyone who happened to be looking up at the balcony as this shot was taken got a good look at his surfboard. E! News has a copy of the pic, in case you want to see it.

The nude pic was apparently taken by his ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid, and he labeled it, "Free. throwback to Sunday morning on the coast after a big one. surfed out too. how bout that tan. taken by bae."

According to E!, the pic was deleted from Cody's Instagram and Facebook accounts, but it wasn't one of those "oops did I really just post a nude photo?!" moments of regret. It was taken down by Instagram due to their Terms of Use policy where you can’t post nude content. Facebook also disapproves anything deemed "pornographic." As Cody lamented via Twitter on Monday, "looks like Instagram didn't like my ass."

Oh well. Millions of fans do. After DWTS, Cody is kicking off a summer tour of Europe, and maybe he’ll find time to moon the ticket-buyers. They probably won’t complain!

Sources: E! News, Cody Simpson on Twitter


Credit: NDN Photo: Cody Simpson's Deleted Instagram Photo of Butt (VIDEO)