Just because someone generates a great deal of social media followers, doesn’t mean they are an actual “influencer.” There’s many ways to get viewers and likes, and one of the most popular on social media is to take your clothes off – or nearly off.
Some Instagram models for instance have tens of millions of followers, but they have no message, or “big idea,” but they look sexy.
How is that different from the old Playboy magazines many of us tried to sneak out of the local drug store in high school?
“Instagram Models” are just that. Amateur or professional, their only influence is to attract men. They don’t help any causes, – especially elevating the cause of women.
They’re not influencing anything beyond the idiots who subscribe to their platforms, so let’s stop calling them “influencers.”
After all, influence is about the potential to change the world…