Influencers from Russia face the Instagram ban, and they are not taking it well. One even said her "life, work, and soul" are being "taken away."
Reality TV star Olga Buzova, 36, posted a lengthy video of herself crying. She sobbed for lost followers for the whole seven minutes. Speaking to her 23 million fans, she said in Russian:
"I just shared my life, my work, and my soul. I did not do this all as a job for me, this is a part of my soul. It feels like a big part of my heart, and my life is being taken away from me."
Nexta TV, the "largest Eastern European media," posted a tweet about another Russian influencer:
Of course, many are not happy, as one person wrote:
"God, in Ukraine, people are dying, children are in the subway, there is nowhere to sleep, they have lost everything, and you are crying because of Instagram."
Influencers called their fans to follow them on other networks, clearly, not realizing that perspective is everything.