Thursday 3 September 2015

Pink, Farrow attack Instagram move

Published 19/12/2012 | 11:55

Pink is among the celebrities to have criticised Instagram
Pink is among the celebrities to have criticised Instagram

A wave of celebrities have taken to Twitter to criticise Instagram.

Prominent US actors and musicians were among those who declared they would be deleting their accounts following a new clause which sparked fears the photo-sharing app could sell users' pics to advertisers without consent.

Singer Pink told her 12 million followers: "I will be quitting Instagram today. What a bummer. You should all read their new rules."

Actress Mia Farrow wrote "Trust me, deleting your Instagram account is satisfying", while Kate Walsh, star of Grey's Anatomy, simply posted: "No more Instagram."

Austin Powers and Family Guy actor Seth Green said he might delete his account, writing that the new policy was about "selling ads against your pix w/out telling or including you".

Before the fury over the new policy, Instagram enjoyed overwhelmingly positive press from celebrities, with people such as Rihanna and Paris Hilton regularly sharing photos through the service.

But the tables turned, with DJ and music producer Deadmau5 posted a picture of a raised middle finger with the words: "Here you go Instagram, feel free to sell this posted photo for cash. Thanks for selling me out."

Canadian model Coco Rocha wrote that she was "horrified" by the new policy and said the idea that Instagram could sell your photos for free made them the "worst modelling agency" in history.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper urged his followers to recommend other photo apps while Kim Kardashian wrote: "I really loved Instagram :-( I need to review this new policy. I don't think its fair."

But Instagram now says it plans to modify its terms of service in the wake of the backlash from users.

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