Celebrities React to Instagram's New Terms of Service; Company Changes Plans After Backlash
Celebrities are sounding off on Twitter today after Instagram announced a new policy change in which they will have the right to sell every user’s photos without giving any compensation to the photographer.
The company was quick to respond to the outrage with a message from co-founder Kevin Systrom, who said a newer update will take place in 30 days.
“Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram,” says Systrom. “Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing.”
Click inside to see what celebrities had to say about the change…
Kate Walsh: “No more Instagram.”
Jordin Sparks: “YIKES! Bye instagram.”
Kevin Hart: “So I guess this means that I’m done with Instagram…..it’s been real people!!! #DontWhoreMeOut”
Anderson Cooper: “#Instagram will now be able to use anyone’s photos in ads? Without consent? Come on! Is there another photo app people recommend?
Colin Hanks: “This is the best tweet about Instagram RT “@MrJoshCharles #instasuckit”
Michelle Branch: “Bummer about Instagram. Where will I post all my food pics now!? Haha. #RIPInstagram”
Khloé Kardashian Odom: “Wow…I just read over Instagram’s new policy…so sad, looks like I might be deleting my instagram after Jan 16. I hope something changes”
Rosario Dawson: “Nice! Thanks! Gonna make sure my photos on Instagram are backed up & then switch to Tadaa! @Stop_Think_plz just created an account on tadaa!”
Kal Penn: “Sorry I gotta delete you, Instagram. I liked your filters.”
Natasha Bedingfield: “Bummer”
Tiffani Thiessen: “Really sad to have to end my luv 4 @instagram. Will be deleting my account due 2 their ridiculous new terms.”
Cheryl Burke: “Can’t believe Instagrams new policy! They r allowed 2 use ALL of ur images in advertising. Will be erasing my account shortly.”