Reality star Kim Kardashian is reportedly on the verge of ditching popular photo-sharing phone app Instagram in light of recent policy change announcements to its services.
Although she has yet to pull the plug, reports suggest Kim K is ready to make the power move.
Kim K isn’t convinced … at least not yet … and is telling friends she’s thinking about shutting down her Instagram account, going to a rival photo-posting company … and taking ALL OF HER FOLLOWERS WITH HER. It’s a big deal … considering KK has the most followers of any Instagram user at 5,726,343 … way past Justin Bieber (4,366,729) and President Barack Obama (1,834,079). Plus, if Kim goes … her family members could follow … and Khloe, Kylie, Kendall and Rob are also in the Top 10 most followed on the site. One source close to Kim tells us the reality star is planning on waiting to see the revised T.O.S. before she makes her final decision … but unless she sees some radical changes, she’s outtie 5000. (TMZ)
Earlier in the week, Kanye West‘s superstar girlfriend hinted at her days with Instagram coming to an end.
“I really loved Instagram I need to review this new policy. I don’t think its fair.” (Kim Kardashian’s Twitter)
Not alone in the anxiety, Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator has lashed out over the mega photo app controversy.
“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)
Reports of the new policy change going into effect around mid-January bubbled online earlier this week.
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)