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.
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Okay so if you didn't know Marcus Hyde (now deactivated his instagram) is a photographer with 1 million followers that's known for his nude photoshoots and has shot with people like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner. The first two slides are text messages he had with @sunnnaya. Forth slide is his conversation with a different model. And since then a lot of women have come forward explaining what happened to them. Instagram took most of them down but basically, people have been saying he would pressure them to go nude for the shoot then he would touch them without consent during it. He then would ask some of them to go home with him and when they said no, he wouldn't send them their photos. Also people have been saying this for years but it hasn't gotten big until now. He goes after smaller models so they're either too scared or no one believes them. On slide 5 is an account that posts lists of photographers to watch out due to the number of complaints. As you can see, his name Marcus Hyde is there with an * next to it which means he's been reported to them MORE than THREE times. That list was posted in 2018!! The 6th slide is a story that was posted long ago but she never said his name until now due to fear. And it was Marcus Hyde. Last slide is what Ariana Grande had to say. Tags: #feminism #feminists #democrat #republican #racism #sexism #gayrights #womenrights #women #men #youtube #feminist #guncontrol #democrat #gay #republican #donaldtrump #conservative #blacklivesmatter #lgbt #racist #sexist #loveislove #love #bisexual #marcushyde #trump #antifeminism #likeforlike
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.
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RUMORS: @arianagrande condemns celebrity photographer #marcushyde’s predatory behavior after screenshots reveal he was luring in models with free photoshoots in return for nudes: ‘If they tell you have to pay more money to be clothed that’s f****d and I’m so sorry that’s happend’
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.