Kim Kardashian threatens to shut down?
Reality TV star and most followed user on photo sharing site Instagram, Kim Kardashian, wants the company to revise their new policy or she ‘walks’.
According to TMZ, the ‘Keeping up with the Kardashian’s’ star was not impressed by Instagram’s recent terms of service policy, which allows the company to sell photographs being shared on the site to other companies without compensating the owner.
Kardashian, who has 5,726,343 Instagram followers threatened to shut down her account and take all her followers with her.
I really loved Instagram 🙁 I need to review this new policy. I don’t think its fair.
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) December 18, 2012
Some of those followers include her family members Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Rob Kardashian who are also all on the list of Top 10 most followed users. Her sister Khloe Kardashian-Odom also tweeted:
Wow…I just read over Instagram’s new policy…so sad, looks like I might be deleting my instagram after Jan 16. I hope something changes
— KhloéKardashianOdom (@KhloeKardashian) December 18, 2012
Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons also rallied behind the star, commending her ability to stand up for what she believes in.
“She might have singlehandedly saved all of us from a very bad policy introduced this week by Instagram,” Simmons wrote in a blog published on Global Grind.
“If she can make a billion dollar company jump out of their seat, imagine what more good she can do to change the world. Bottom line is, if Kim Kardashian wants to rally, people will join her every time!” He wrote.
Instagram however, denied on Thursday denied they would be selling users photographs.
“I want to be really clear: Instagram has no intention of selling your photos, and we never did. We don’t own your photos, you do,” Instagram co-founder and chief Kevin Systrom said in a blog post.
“The concerns we heard about from you the most focused on advertising, and what our changes might mean for you and your photos,” “There was confusion and real concern about what our possible advertising products could look like and how they would work,” he continued.
Protests prompted Instagram to stick with wording in its original terms of service and privacy policies regarding advertising and to do away with some changes that were to take effect in January, according to Systrom.