Several stars are responding to a report that photographer Marcus Hyde refused to shoot a model unless she sent him explicit photos.
Ariana Grande, who has worked with him in the past, along with Shay Mitchell and Bella Thorne, who has been very vocal about her sexual abuse, have all spoken out on the matter.
“Dear models/artists in LA / anywhere. I have just read some shocking and really heartbreaking stories. i hate that this is a conversation. please do not shoot with photographers who make you uncomfortable or make you feel like you need to take your clothing off if you don’t want to,” Ariana wrote on her Instagram story. “If you want to, sick. but if you don’t, please don’t. if they tell you you have to pay more money if you’re clothed that’s f–ked and i’m sorry that has happened to you. i promise there are so many respectful, nice, talented photographers out there.”
“Social media is wonderful for a lot of reasons but it also has become a playground for predators, and ladies, we need to look out for each other,” Shay added. “If you encounter someone that is treating you with disrespect, acting inappropriately or trying to leverage their ‘status’ in a way that jeopardizes your comfort then please always do right by yourself and speak out. There are a lot of mentally unwell people alongside of us, and we need to make sure they do not have the opportunity to prey or hurt others… ‘celebrity photographer’ or not.”
Bella commented on a post that revealed the messages back and forth between the model and photographer.
“This is so gross,” she wrote. “We just let this sh-t slide all the time it aint ok… So normal tho and that makes it MORE GROSS.”
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