News recently broke that celebrity photographer, Marcus Hyde, solicited nude photos from a model in exchange for a free photoshoot. Sunnaya, the Los Angeles-based model who denied his requests, uploaded screenshots of her texts from Hyde that reveal the full conversation.
Hyde requested nude photos from Sunnaya in advance to see if she "was worth it." Without the prospect of nude photos, he said the shoot would cost her $2000, but if she sent them, he would do a shoot for free.
Stars who have worked with Hyde have since been reacting to the news. Ariana Grande took to her Instagram Story to seemingly weigh in without explicitly naming names, saying no one should have to work with a photographer who pressures them into taking off their clothes. She ended her post by citing three photographers with whom she has had positive experiences, and called on others to do the same.
Kim Kardashian, who has also worked with Hyde extensively, wrote her thoughts on the news in her Instagram Story. As reported by Page Six, Kardashian began her message with, “I have been reading all of the messages and stories from women regarding inappropriate and inexcusable behavior of a photographer that I have worked with in the past."
The reality star continued by sticking up for the women wronged by Hyde, concluding with, "We cannot allow this type of behavior to go unnoticed and I applaud those who speak out."
While it's such a heartbreaking situation, it's wonderful to see so many women jumping to support one another.