A young social media “influencer” who faces losing her gig as an Instagram star fell apart on camera this week, furious and scared that she would have to get a REAL job now that her Instagram lifestyle is over.
Jessy Taylor once had an Instagram account with over 100,000 followers and she made a tidy living from the account. But recently people began reporting her account as “spam” and Instagram took action deleting her account despite the huge following.
The deletion of her account sent the 21-year-old Florida woman into histrionics and despair over the thought that she would have to actually get a real job like normal people.
Perhaps unwisely, Taylor recorded a video revealing the depths of despair and mental anguish over people reporting her account as spam.
Her video is filled with tears and arm waving and at one point she even cries that she might end up as a drug-addicted prostitute living on the streets unless she is able to get back her social media star status.
“I’m nothing without my following,” she cries in the video posted to YouTube. “I am nothing without my following.”
Taylor went on to slam everyone in the “90 percent” who are forced to “work a normal job” and said she worked hard on her Instagram skills so she would not have to work for a living.
The privilege this woman assumes of her place in the world is astonishing, as if social media OWES her a living merely because she was able to amass a following… as if she is forever guaranteed that following in perpetuity.
Get a load of some of this:
“I want to say to everybody that’s been reporting me, think twice, because you’re ruining my life, because I make all of my money online — all of it! — and I don’t want to lose that,” she wept.
“The people who work 9-5 — that is not me, I am in L.A. to not be like that,” she insisted.
Taylor, who admitted to being a former sex worker, said that she simply couldn’t go back to that life.
“I was a f***ing prostitute,” she admitted. “I used to strip every single day. I don’t even do that s**t anymore because I make all my money online. I don’t want to go back to that life.”
Then she attacked McDonald’s workers:
“I used to work at McDonald’s before I did YouTube, Instagram, before I had 100,000 followers!” she cried. “Before I had everything in my life I was a f***ing loser!”
“I’m not work material! I will never be work material! So stop f***ing reporting me on motherf***ing Instagram!” she warned. “The last thing I want to do be is a homeless prostitute in the f***ing street doing meth. That is the last thing I f***ing want to do so stop f***ing trying to ruin my life!”
Wow. Just wow.
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