An influencer has criticized photographers for not taking her picture on the red carpet because they didn’t think she was “hot enough.”
In a TikTok video, with over 8.5 million views, content creator Tiff Baira started a social media debate about photographers after she shared footage of her posing on the red carpet.
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In the video, Baira from New York City lingers on the red carpet, eagerly waiting for a photographer to take her picture.
The influencer, who has over 224,000 followers on TikTok, remains in front of the cameras in anticipation that her photograph will be taken.
However, when she eventually realizes that the photographers are not going to take her picture, Baira awkwardly laughs and starts to make her exit from the red carpet.
In the caption for the clip, Baira suggested that she was snubbed by photographers because she was not deemed attractive enough by the paparazzi.
“When you’re on a red carpet and nobody took a photo because I guess they didn’t think I was hot enough,” the influencer writes.
In a further comment accompanying her video, Baira recalled her embarrassment at not being photographed saying that she will never let a “cameraman steal my confidence” again.
‘You Deserve to Be Photographed’
The viral video fuelled a debate on social media about the role of photographers. Several TikTok users expressed their sympathy for Baira and called the photographers “mean” for not taking her picture on the red carpet.
Another viewer felt sorry for the “embarrassment” paparazzi caused Baira and declared that “she deserved to be photographed.”
Meanwhile, other influencers shared their similar negative experiences with photographers at events.
“Sadly this has happened to many of us. So disappointing,” a model comments.
Another influencer writes: “This happened to me at Beautycon six years ago. I almost died. I promise it gets better.”
Photographers Have a Job to Do
However, other viewers said that Baira’s suggestion that she was unfairly overlooked by photographers on the red carpet for not being “hot enough” was completely unfounded.
A viewer responded that Baira looked “fantastic” but photographers “can’t waste film by taking pictures of everyone.”
Other social media users said that event photographers had a job to do on the red carpet and they simply did not know who Baira is.
“It has nothing to do with your looks, they obviously just don’t know you are,” a viewer comments. “With only 224,000 followers, that’s honestly not a lot.”
Another social media user similarly writes: “It’s not because you’re not hot enough, it’s because you’re not well known.”
Other TikTok users attempted to advise Baira for future red carpet appearances. They suggested that she be accompanied by a publicist or assistant with a name card so that photographers knew to take her picture.
PetaPixel previously reported on a model who sparked a furious debate on social media regarding photoshoots in public spaces after she became enraged with people getting in the way of her shot in a busy train station.
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