Many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and NBA superstar LeBron James have threatened to quit Instagram if the company went ahead with its plans to change its privacy settings in order to make profits from uploaded pictures.
Kim was out in L.A. yesterday when we asked about her tentative plans to bail on Instagram following a controversial change in the company’s terms of service — which seems to give the company power to sell user photos to outside companies without compensating the user.
Kim responded, “I just don’t think they should have the right to sell [our photos] to advertising companies on our behalf. What if we don’t want to advertise what they want?”
LeBron James said, “So i hear IG will start selling photos that posted for their own profit. Is this correct? If so then me and everyone i know will be OUT!!,” via his Twitter account.
Instagram has yet to respond to the public backlash.