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Busy Philipps' racy selfie leaves fans wondering the same thing

The star created quite the stir

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Hannah Hargrave
Hannah HargraveUS Deputy Editor
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Busy Philipps took a daring walk down memory lane when she shared a photo on Instagram of herself wearing lingerie, complete with stockings, a corset and a bra. 

Not surprisingly the photo sparked a major reaction from her followers, however, it wasn't just Busy's appearance which got them talking. 

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In the throwback image, which she captioned: "This was me," Busy - who was also wearing over-the-elbow gloves and sky-high heels - appeared to be in a hotel room.

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But eagle-eyed fans couldn't help but comment on the bizarre furnishing. "Is that a couch in a closet?" one asked, which amused other followers. Another added: "What is happening here?" and a third asked: "Why is the couch in the closet?"

Busy didn't address the sofa situation but given her sense of humor, she would have no doubt found it funny too. 

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The actress and mom-of-two recently posed in her underwear for a very different reason. 

busy philipps lingerie© Photo: Instagram

Busy's fans were confused by the photo 

The 42-year-old wore red undergarments and a black shirt emblazoned with the phrase "I [heart] NY" and revealed she was raising awareness of period poverty. 

Period poverty is when people are unable to gain access to sanitary products or have a poor understanding about menstruation due to financial constraints. It's estimated that it affects 16.9 million people in the United States.z

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In her important caption, Busy explained: "I [heart emoji] NY and I ALSO I [heart emoji] my PERIOD UNDERWEAR by @theperiodcompany!!!

busy philipps period poverty© Photo: Instagram

Busy raised awareness for period poverty 

"Isn't it time we lose the old patriarchal story about our bodies and our periods? (The answer is YES.) That's what @theperiodcompany is doing and how cute are the new red ones?!

"Friends, change your life and get these! And for the next 24 hours- PERIOD IS going to match donate any purchase to organizations fighting to end period poverty!"

She added: "Let's face it - there are enough obstacles in life, a period should not be one them. So hurry up - get the best period of your life!"

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