News: Tyler, The Creator Tears Up Instagram, Counts Down Its Demise
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 4:33PM
Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator is the latest person to lash out over buzz surrounding popular photo-sharing website Instagram this week.
Tyler blames Facebook's purchase of Instagram earlier this year as the reason behind its depreciation.
"HEY FACEBOOK THANKS ALOT FOR STARTING TO F*CK UP INSTAGRAM ITS BAD ENUFF WE STOP USING YOUR STUPID SITE I F*CKING HATE YOU THANKS," he tweeted December 17th.
"I WANT TO TALK TO THE HEAD DUDE WHO SAID LETS START F*CKING UP INSTAGRAM, AND SPIT ON HIS NECK AND CALL HIS WIFE MUSTY. F*CK HIM"
"THATS HOW MYSPACE GOT F*CKING WEA CAUSE THEY F*CKED IT UP. I GIVE IT LIKE 5 MONTHS BEFORE INSTAGRAM IS F*CKING ACTUALLY F*CKING STUPID"
"F*CK YOU FACEBOOK, F*CK YOU" (Tyler, the Creator's Twitter)
Yesterday, NBA champion LeBron James echoed similar sentiments.
"So i hear IG will start selling photos that posted for their own profit. Is this correct? If so then me and everyone i know will be OUT!!," he tweeted December 18th. (LeBron James' Twitter)
Popular reality television star Kim Kardashian also revealed her issues with Instagram's new policy changes.
"I really loved Instagram :-( I need to review this new policy. I don't think its fair." (Kim Kardashian's Twitter)
Uproar started earlier this week when the company announced significant changes.
Instagram changed some of the wording in its Terms of Service, which doesn't explain exactly how the company might use the photos. It says "you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you." The new policy goes into effect on Jan. 16, 2013. (ABC News)
Facebook put up $1 billion to purchase Instagram in early April.
Facebook snapped up the hugely popular photo-sharing app Instagram Monday, for roughly $1 billion in a combination of cash and stock. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition in a post on his Facebook Timeline Monday. The sale is expected to close later this quarter, and will bring the nine-person staff of Instagram to the social network. "For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family," Zuckerberg said in the post. "Now, we'll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests." (Mashable)