James Charles SLAMS New Instagram Update As 'Trash': "All They Care About Is [...] Money"
"The new Instagram update, as usual, is trash and proves, once again, that all they care about is making money 😐" James Charles tweets.
19 November 2020 by Fachana Techamaneewat
LOS ANGELES - NOV 11: James Charles at the People's Choice Awards 2018
at the Barker Hanger on November 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson
On November 14, Beauty YouTuber James Charles slammed the new Instagram update which significantly changes the app's layout and prioritizes Instagram's shopping features.
James Charles starts the Instagram Story by thanking fans for helping him reach "24 million sisters" on Instagram but then shades Instagram in the process by saying that many can't see his posts anyway.
I "Just wanted to quickly say thank you guys for 24 million sisters here on Instagram. That is insane. 24 is definitely a lucky number of mine."
I "With the way this app is built, it’s not like any of y’all can see my posts anyway. But that’s not your fault. And it’s the thought that counts none the less, so love you all."
The day before, James had also tweeted out his thoughts about the new Instagram update, calling it "trash", and then accusing Instagram of prioritising money.
I "the new instagram update, as usual, is trash and proves, once again, that all they care about is making money 😐"
Fans can read more about the new Instagram update here.
How did fans react?
Most fans agree with James, with many disliking the new layout. Fans also accused Instagram of trying to get users to spend more money and calling it insensitive considering the current pandemic.
However, other fans pointed out that at the end of the day, Instagram is still a business that needs to earn profits. They also added that since many influencers are racking in a lot of money from the app, including James Charles, then they shouldn't accuse Instagram for trying to do the same.
I "I mean I don’t mean to be rude, but they’re a corporation, that’s kind of the point . They’re not there to make friends and are not a charity organization. The goal is to make money, it had always been and unfortunately always will be."
I "Could it be because influencers and celebrities turned it into a money making app? Instagram doesn’t want to miss out on the money when an influencer gets paid hundreds of thousands to post. It’s probably really complicated but all I know is I’m still seeing the content I like."
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
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