As you work into your second day in your 40-hour week, spare a thought for this skilled Instagram influencer whose career has simply been dealt a crushing blow.
Mikaela Testa has broken down in tears on camera, claiming she’s “suffering” from Instagram’s recent changes to posts.
The Melbourne Instagram user, who has less than 50,000 followers on her 2 accounts, removed herself from the social media page for one day, protesting Instagram’s call to get rid of likes in a bid to enhance mental health.
“If you’re thinking that this is okay you can f**k off, it’s really a sad day for people who have Instagram as employment,” she wrote to her followers on Facebook.
“Regardless of what you may suppose Instagram is a REAL job and people in the business have worked hard to get where they’re at. It’s people that aren’t even in the industry that suppose it’s a f**king joke. It’s not, it’s real injury out here.”
“I’ve put my blood sweat and tears into this for it to be ripped away, it’s not simply me suffering too, it’s every brand and business I know. Instagram isn’t even doing this for mental health they’re simply doing it in order that they can manage all engagement thus more businesses run their adverts through Instagram basically giving them more $, they don’t care regarding your feelings.”
The influencer additionally shared a video of herself crying on Instagram, claiming she would take a break from social media.
“I will have a really big break from social media for a moment because it’s really just … I know mentally Instagram for me could be a downside and I can’t even accept that so I’m just going to leave for perhaps a couple of weeks so I can get back on the right track.”
However, her break didn’t last long as a day a later as she posted a photograph of herself in a short red skirt, saying: “ok break is over”.
She later claimed her tears had nothing to do with Instagram’s new changes.
“I have the ugliest crying face, say what you would like this is raw content, that’s what this account is for, leaving social media for the first time ever,” she wrote on the original post.
She then added: “Since there are a few rude individuals misinterpreting this video, this has nothing to do with insta removing likes that’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard, this has everything to do with the offensive hurtful comments and messages I’ve received over the past week and I simply want a break.”