Wow. Things are getting heated on Instagram again and this time people are calling out celebrity photographer, Marcus Hyde. The incident came to light on Sunday night, according to E! News, when model Sunnaya shared screenshots of her texts with Hyde where he legitimately said he was would take pics of her for free if she was nude, but would charge $2,000 if she wore clothing.
In the exchange, Hyde told Sunnaya, "Gotta see if your [sic] worth it" as a prompt to send him nude photos before the shoot. The famous photographer has worked with the Kardashians, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Jhené Aiko and others, so he is no lightweight when it comes to the business.
Following Sunnaya's post of their text exchange, Grande wrote at length seemingly about the subject in her Instagram Story, reminding models and artists that they do not have to shoot with photographers who "make you feel like you need to take your clothing off," all while not explicitly naming Hyde.
Grande took a positive turn, urging people to look out for each other. She also added photographers with whom she has had positive experiences, and encouraged others to also post about respectful photographers.
Since the encounter, Hyde has deactivated his Instagram account. Not only that, but Sunnaya's two screenshots have been deleted on her account by Instagram. She has since commented on it, calling out Hyde's "sexual misconduct."
We're sure Grande won't be the last celebrity speaking out on this terrible incident.