John Mayer has the last laugh.
If you’ve spent any time on Instagram as lately, you’ve in all probability detected a swarm of posts from a number of your favorite stars concerned regarding their photos and privacy on Instagram.
Using a wide circulated statement, shared (and then deleted) by the likes of Usher, Rob Lowe and Josh Brolin, the celebrities are taking a stand against an alleged new Instagram “rule” to go into impact tomorrow permitting the platform to use their photos and for all the content to become public. The statement forbids Instagram from using footage, data, messages or posts of the user and notes privacy violation is punishable by law. Except that the entire thing may be a hoax.
Eva Chen, director of fashion partnerships at Instagram, took to her Instagram Story to dismiss the panic, telling anyone reading there’s “no truth” to the viral post about a rule shortly to take impact. “There’s no truth to the current post,” a Facebook company representative said in a statement.
To top things off, Mayer jumped in on the fun by issuing an announcement of his own “for immediate dissemination.”
“I provide Instagram the specific right to publish, distribute and/or sell any or all of my digital content posted to the account @johnmayer as they see fit, including however not restricted to: *My world famous meatloaf recipes *Joe camel fan fiction *Fight Club film flubs *Photographs of sinks *Drawings of Jenga Jengison, my imaginary porn star fabricated from wooden blocks *Woke magic tricks,” Mayer’s statement read. “This post I created on my phone shall stand as a legally binding document, in perpetuity throughout the universe.”