Bloggers, instagrammers are misleading there popularity with uncertain activities like requesting a luxury hotel stay in proportion to promote them in social networking sites with huge followers.
A UK based YouTube and Instagram personality Elle Darby Darby 22, specializes in beauty, lifestyle, and fitness has over 87,000 YouTube subscribers and 76,000 Instagram followers requested White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge owner Paul Stenson on January 16th.
She sent an email for a stay in five star hotel and in return generating business for them freely with her videos and blog posts. In her email, Darby wrote: “Last year I worked with Universal Orlando in Florida and it’s been amazing for them!”
The café owner Stenson, however not pleased. He took to Facebook, posting Darby’s email with a note that read.
Despite the fact that Stenson passed out Darby’s name and email online clients rushed to make sense of who the influencer being referred to. She guarantees “hundreds” of clients left noxious remarks on her Instagram feed. Calling her “disturbing” and a “freeloader.” Accordingly, Darby took to YouTube, posting a 17-minute reaction protecting herself. The video has amassed more than 271,324 perspectives.
The White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge then also received backlash from some of Darby’s fans. Leading Stenson to ban all bloggers and influencers from his hotel.
Other hotels tempted to follow the same rules
I have taken the decision to ban all bloggers from our hotel and cafe,” Stenson wrote on the hotel’s Facebook page. “The sense of entitlement is just too strong in the blogging community and the nastiness. Hissy fits and general hate displayed after one of your members was not granted her request. For a freebie is giving your whole industry a bad name.”
Stenson went on to explain that he did not reveal Darby’s identity. But that she independently went on to make the decision to post a video. About how she “exposed” with malicious intent. He continued his post by saying “this kind of victimization is very prevalent in the blogging industry. And is in keeping with their general modus operandi of wanting everything for nothing.”
One hotel in Ireland got so sick of wannabe influencers. They banned all YouTubers and Instagram stars from staying at their hotels. It now looks like other hotels tempted to follow the same rules.