Let’s Talk About It: Influencer Complaints About Not Getting PR

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Hello and welcome back, Beauties!! I’m gonna tell you right now that this post is going to be a little ranty, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. I just have to get some things off of my chest. 

In the past few weeks especially, I’ve noticed that a lot of Beauty Influencers on The Tube have been making videos, tweeting, Snapchatting, etc. about how they can’t believe they don’t get PR from a certain brand for whatever reason. Y’all, this legit irks my soul, and I’m gonna tell you why.

First of all, these individuals that are complaining are typically larger influencers that are definitely not hurting for cash. They can, and in most cases do, buy all of the makeup they could ever possibly think of trying out for their channels. They’re also not hurting for PR. They get more free makeup than they’re buying, I’m sure.

Secondly, I don’t understand the end goal of these tantrums, for lack of a better term. Like, am I supposed to feel sorry for you because a brand isn’t sending you free makeup? How does any of that work? It comes across as very entitled and spoiled, in my humble opinion. As a person that has had to work hard to buy every piece of makeup I own, and everything else I have in life for the record, I have absolutely zero sympathy for these people. In fact, it makes me not want to support your channel or blog. Not because I think you’re a bad person now or anything, but because I can’t respect someone that behaves that way.

When it all comes down to it, these kinds of rants and tantrums make the people that do these things sound super ungrateful for all of the things they have been blessed with thus far. Do these influencers have any idea how many of us in this industry that are at varying levels of notoriety and success would kill to be in the position they are? And rather than just get over it, they make these videos and posts expecting everyone to shed a tear with them over something so insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

So the hell what if a brand doesn’t have you on their PR list? Does that mean you’re never going to purchase their products? Absolutely not. Does that make your subscribers and readers not want to support said brand? Absolutely the hell not. All it does is make me look at you funny.

I could go on and on about this topic, but I want to hear from you guys. Let me know in the comments how you guys feel about this.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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