This Beauty Influencer Wants People To Stop Shading Influencers
Influencers – we’ve probably heard about most of them and met some in real life too. You’ll spot them taking pictures, follow their vacation-mode Instagram posts, but is the life of an influencer as glamorous as it seems?
New York-based beauty and fashion influencer Amra Olević Reyes recently took to Twitter to express her frustration with people who constantly bash influencers.
Amra currently has 5.8 million followers on Instagram and she has dedicated fans who call themselves “Rezy Riders.” She started from the bottom as a beauty influencer, having worked at Sephora and MAC, and has worked her way up ’til today, posting beauty, travel and fashion content.
She Tweeted that an influencer is a hybrid of many jobs, including a stylist, MUA, hairstylist, photographer, editor and creative director.
“Not many people can do it and stay consistent.”
An influencer is a hybrid of many jobs. A stylist, makeup artist, hair stylist, photographer, editor, creative director. And y’all still saying it isn’t legitimate? FOH lol. Not many can do it & stay consistent. Ion wanna hear no influencer slander again.
— Amra Olević Reyes (@amrezy) September 27, 2019
“I don’t wanna hear no influencer slander again.”
According to Buzzfeed, Amra was referring to other professionals in the industry like higher-up fashion reps, hairstylists and makeup artists who slander influencers.
Amra mentioned, “They say things like, ‘influencers don’t do shit.'”
Of course, some people protested that there are harder jobs in this world than being an influencer.
never get these tweets, you could break any job into different components (‘hair stylist’? we all have to do our hair whether an influencer or not!). As someone who blogs myself, I never get why were so desperate to prove how hard we have it! It’s hard but many have it harder https://t.co/tDseFtWP92
— Jenna Farmer (@jennafarmeruk) September 28, 2019
All the respect fr but people go to school to get licensed for hairdressing so be proud without slapping your name on our careers unless you’re licensed yourself🤦🏻♀️
— kessie (@Kes13784143) September 27, 2019
Every job is hard. It's a job. 🙄
— juul pod crackle lungs (@SadButSassyyy) September 28, 2019
Another Twitter user mentioned that influencers are just another marketing scheme played by brands.
I have no doubt that this profession, like most other professions, take hard work and dedication. However, I’m iffy about this line of work becuz in my opinion it’s just another marketing scheme.
— Yetunde Dan (@iAmMixie) September 29, 2019
However, other fellow influencer agreed with Amra though, citing that there are many aspects of the job that people don’t see. They only see you when you make it, but they don’t see the hard work that goes into it.
if you make money, that IS a job i hate the word 'influencer' but when people say it's not a job it really grinds my gearsssss
— 𝖇𝖗𝖆𝖓🦇 (@B_R_4_N) September 28, 2019
It’s like whn ppl say, she doesn’t work, she’s a [email protected] mom! NO sir, she’s a teacher, day care asst, chef, dry cleaner owner, laundromat, counselor, nurse etc! She JUST doesn’t get PAID ($) for doing all those jobs & wears all those hats WELL!
— E-Lee Love ❤️💋❤️💋 (@Elsabox123) September 28, 2019
I'm not an influencer but I have the utmost respect for those who are. It's a full time job and most have a regular job to work too. Not to mention the demands from their followers and trying to keep up with the new releases. You get lucky if it's something you truly love to do.
— Wanda Barefoot (@flghtlss1) September 29, 2019
You don’t just get to clock in & out. It’s all day everyday till you decide to stop. Definitely not easy & people should get more credit for it 👏🏻
— Amanda (@amandadevon_) September 27, 2019
The hard work, dedication, countless unpaid nights and days it took you to get where you are lord being an influence is not an easy job at all
— Rezy Riders (@rezy_riders) September 27, 2019
On Twitter, Amra states that she has helped her followers, of course.
She has encouraged her followers to stay true to themselves and follow their dreams, which is basically being a positive influence in their lives.
I can’t speak on behalf of all influencers but I personally have only encouraged/influenced my audience to go after their dreams/goals, live their truth, stand up for themselves & most importantly love themselves.
— Amra Olević Reyes (@amrezy) September 28, 2019
What do you think, fellow readers?