It looks like influencer life is becoming rather shameless. It seems that the new thing is to ask or request free items instead of being offered. If you ask us, this is pretty unbelievable. Even though we understand the grind, we think that these people could have done it a tad differently. Fortunately, these business owners and social media handlers have put them in their place! Enjoy these stories of entitled influencers who kinda got hilariously served.
Not A Collaboration
This is not like the other entries on the list. It does not really call out the influencer, but the post speaks for itself. She took to Instagram to look for someone who would take her up on a ridiculous deal. She even had the guts to call it a collaboration when she was clearly looking for a free hair stylist and makeup artist! We love that she referred to their look as the content that she offers. This is insane!
When All Else Fails
This is going to be a trend that you will see as this list goes on. When these brats do not get their way, they will curse you out instead. What makes this so crazy is that this person was not even an influencer as such. They are not even considered a micro-influencer since they only have a reach of 200 people. You can tell that the business owner was not taking it seriously. They kept the replies short and sweet.
Not A Bad Deal At All
If you read the email, you are not really going to find anything wrong with it. As a matter of fact, it sounds like a great idea to us. This way, no one really loses. If the partnership actually works, they both earn something out of it. However, this was not enough for the entitled social media personality. She thought that she deserved to get it free from the very beginning. We wonder if they doubted the fact that they could get ten followers to use the code…
It Does Not Pay The Bills
From the very beginning, artists have always had a problem earning respect. They are already underpaid to begin with. The rise of influencers has only made things a lot harder for them. This person thought that they could get a drawing in exchange for likes. We do not know about you but likes and views have never fed us or paid the bills. This artist was gracious enough to explain why it does not work that way.
Just Take The Hint Already
Well, this guy takes the cake in the contest for entitlement. He did not only feel entitled to free stuff from a store, but he also could not believe that they did not even reply. If you never get a response, it is safe to assume that it was a ‘no.’ This guy could not take the hint and instead kept pestering the company. The more emails he sent, the more entitled he sounded. He was clearly in the wrong here.
Not Worth It Whatsoever
The YouTube channel in question lost a host in a dispute among the members of the team. It is now trying to find a replacement by creating something called the YouTube Rising Star Program. Its goal is to look for a full-time employee that would take on the responsibilities of a host, scriptwriter, creative director, videographer, and editor. This is not a bad idea on its own, but it earned its spot on the list for the payment. The compensation is nothing more than exposure to 100,000 subscribers and on IGTV.
Too Much For Too Little
The company that created the event planned to donate 70% of the proceeds to the homeless. This is what makes the demands of the influencer so infuriating. They did not only want a free ticket to the event, but they also wanted the same thing for a plus one. In return, they did not propose anything other than to promote the event and to give a shoutout to the event planner. When you make a proposal, it should at least sound fair to all parties involved.
Hard Pass On This One
Well, we did not have really expect a lot when we saw that the ad said, “UNPAID intern needed for insane human bent on world domination.” You can just ignore it if you ever find anything like that on the listing site. This guy thought that he would be able to find a person to do all this work for him. It was weird from the very start, but the last one made us raise our eyebrows. “Love me”? Are you kidding me?
They Get Better Offers Than That
It looks like social media influencers have no problems trying out anything for the sake of getting into a club. This guy claimed that he had just moved into the city and tried to strike a deal with the club. He wanted to get in for free and receive a lot of freebies. This was very unreasonable since he wanted a private booth and a bottle. It was a good thing that the club had the best response to this offer.
No Harm In Trying
We hate it when we look up a product to see reviews and find comments like this one. They did not have anything substantial to report about the product itself. This persone had been trying to lick the boots of the brand in the hopes that she will get free products in exchange. We highly doubt that her plan worked. Oh well, we will have to give it to her. There was no harm in giving it a shot, we suppose.
The Art Of Negotiation
Some people could use a tip or two when it comes to negotiation. It is an art that takes a lot of practice to perfect. However, basic decency will do most of the time. This woman was the one who wanted free items but decided to be very rude about it. Do we really have to explain what was so wrong with her response? The least that you can do is to be civil and diplomatic about it. This is just plain rude.
Asking For Way Too Much
It is no secret that furniture can cost a lot of money. You will spend a lot of money when you need to decorate your new place. However, we really don’t think that these companies will get much out of a deal with influencers. This woman offered nothing more than social media shoutouts in exchange for something like that. How unfair is that? Unfortunately, it looks like some people tend to overestimate their worth. Sorry, lady, but this is not going to work on anyone.
It Was Paid In Fool
Wow, this person clearly did not want to pay for photos. We have to hand it to these business owners have to deal with these silly requests every so often. The good news is that this person had been willing to stand their ground. We highly doubt that this ended in a collaboration between them since they do not see eye to eye. Oh well, we hope that they eventually found the right photographer or client.
No Holds Barred
Do you really think that this influencer was able to get a deal like that in the past? The business owner was furious at the idea that they had gotten away with it in the past. Even though the response was a bit crass, all was fair in love and war. After all, the influencer had been the first one to display signs of disrespect. After that, there were no holds barred. Again, collabs should be fair to both parties.
Brats Are Not Allowed
The Pazar Food Collective had not been playing games. This was their answer to an entitled influencer who thought that they deserved free food for posts. While this was not the most professional response that we have ever seen, we really think that they were in the right. After all, if you are going to offer to work together, you can at least put in some effort. As the children now like to say… this is not it, fam.
The Desperation Is Palpable
Aside from social media influencers, reality TV personalities tend to overestimate their own worth as well. They assumed that they had enough star power to get a free meal at a restaurant. Sadly, no one even knew who they were. To be honest with you, we have never felt inclined to check out Real Housewives of Cheshire. We would be very surprised if the people at the restaurant did not share that sentiment. At any rate, we can tell that nothing came out of this offer. Too bad.
One Star Rating For Five Star Food
Just so you know, it really sucks for restaurants when you give them a low rating. This is even truer when this happens for no good reason. Just take a look at this guy. He praised the food but still gave it one star. It looked like he only did this since the restaurant turned down his offer to post about it in exchange for a discount. This is a really bad thing to do, especially if the store is a small business.
You Should Gain Followers First
You do not have to be a genius to see that she was not quite the influencer she thought she was. Isn’t it sad that so many people enter this line of work to get free stuff? She clearly falls into that category. On top of that, she would not have had to ask if she had a sizable following already. This woman wanted a Stream Deck Mini but did not want to pay for it. If you want free stuff, at least have a lot of followers.
Lost Her Chance
Yikes. What makes this so awful was that the company had been willing to work together. Sadly, things took a turn for the worse when the influencer showed just how entitled she was! She was asking for things that would have cost more than $400 altogether. On top of that, she only planned to have the story on Instagram for just an hour. When you are asking for free stuff, you should at least reel in your entitlement. The influencer in this story was far too greedy for her own good.
Not A Chance In Hell
Joe was able to make his point very clear. His reply was straightforward as he asked for clarification. Good for him! It was crazy to think that this influencer assumed that there was any chance that he would say yes. We all want free ice cream but let us not forget that the people who run the store need to earn some money as well. If someone would “rather vacation in North Korea,” you messed up.
Not Just Cheap But Also Rude
The singer was offering her services at a low price already. You could get an entire minute of her vocals for just $5. However, this business owner decided that this was still too much. They wanted to pay nothing for 10 minutes of vocals. How ridiculous is that? What makes this even more unbelievable was the fact that this deal allegedly costs $60 on average. As soon as the artist politely turned down the offer, they started to call her names. That is not a good look at all, bad.
It Was Not Enough For Him
At first, it sounded like a good offer. This Perth-based influencer wanted to show what the area had to offer. They wanted to include the restaurant in the video. It sounded like a great idea, so the restaurant took them up on it. But the influencer sent a question that caused things to go downhill. What could this restaurant offer? Oh, not much… just the fact that they were the best restaurant in Western Australia.
Pay Us So We Can Use Your Work
It is already bad enough to ask for something without paying for it. However, it is even worse when someone asks you to pay them for using your work. What kind of logic is that?! This person asked the artist to use a song that they posted. The exchange made it to our list because they then asked her to pay $10 for this opportunity. In the end, she turned down the deal. Who wouldn’t it? It is way too much!
Thanks For The Feedback
Look at how dramatic this exchange was. This influencer sent out a pitch to a wine bar. They offered to try out their offerings in exchange for “ultra HD photographs” of them. In the end, the business owner turned them down and was gracious enough to offer them some advice. However, it was clear that this brat found the response offensive. Instead of thanking them, they retracted the offer. Did they forget that the business already said no? Make it make sense.
How To Treat Businesses
Again, this person left a low rating even though they enjoyed the food. The influencer felt the need to leave a bad review because they refused to let her pay for the meal through exposure. They might have been impressed with the food and the service, but their entitlement got in the way. What is wrong with these people? You are not entitled to a discount no matter what! The review went on to say that the “manager needs to understand how to treat customers.” That does not sound like the problem here…
It Is The Opposite Here
As you have seen, influencers expect to get things for free. However, there are some establishments that will do the opposite and charge you double! The owner of this ice cream shop had been fed up with all these influencers asking for free stuff. He explained that his offering was already pretty to cheap at only $4. If you wanted to get out of paying that, too bad. You now have to pay $8 instead. We hope that this has worked well for him!
A Lot Of Guts
The White Moose Café owner had been gracious enough not to name the social media influencer that they obliterated. This person wanted to stay at the hotel for free when they were in Dublin, but he had a few questions for them. Among other things, who did she think would pay the staff who served her during her stay? We think that it is funny that he applauded them for their courage and not much else.
Asking For Free Food
Someone really needs to explain to these influencers how collaborations work. There needs to be an equal amount of effort from both sides! If you ask us, we can tell that this woman just wanted to try out the burgers without paying for her meal. Let us not forget that restaurant owners can get Zomato reviews and Instagram photos without having to pay anything for it. Next time, you should avoid making these sneaky deals if you do not want to get called out on social media.
Not A Fair Deal
It is not cheap to plan a wedding, which is why most people save up for the big day. The influencer in question wanted to pay for wedding services in exposure. It does not sound like a fair deal to us at all. She wanted an hour-long wedding video, an hour-long documentary, and a thousand photos. That is a lot on its own, but she was asking it for free. She should know just how much effort those things take.
How Not To Pay Rent
We have to admit that this is the first time that we have ever heard of such a thing. This person was offering to be a “live-in social influencer.” If you have not caught onto it just yet, she was basically asking to live in the property free of charge! We get it. No one enjoys paying their landlord rent. This does not sound like the proper way to go about it. This is such a crazy idea that we can’t help but be impressed.
No One Takes Them Up On It
The truth is that a lot of folks have delusions of grandeur. They tend to think more highly of themselves than they deserve. But there are times when they are well aware of this but still try to take advantage of businesses. Shattered Earth came up with a way to solve this issue. It gives influencers coupon codes that they can give to their followers. They get a refund if it has been used ten times in a month!
The Definition Of An Influencer
What makes the situation even more complicated is the fact that people use this term very loosely. You can say that you are an influencer even if you do not have any real influence. This must make it weird for companies when they turn down influencers who are just not worth the time of day. How awkward.
What It Entails
We are sure that it is rewarding to work as a wedding caterer. What more can you ask for than to see two people celebrate their life? It is also difficult to do this since people have high expectations. There is a reason these services are on the more expensive side. An influencer reached out to a wedding planner and asked for free services for 300 to 320 people. As you can imagine, it did not go well for this brat.
Too Busy For That
The photographer who posted this screenshot was thrilled when an influencer wanted to collaborate with them. Sadly, it turned out that he was not going to get anything out of it. They would shoot the photos, and she would post them. That was it. This was clearly going to benefit her and no one else. We are sure that he was disappointed when he realized what was actually going on.
Try To Get More Followers First
If you are planning to ask for free stuff, you should at least have the exposure that you are offering them. Sadly, reality TV stars are not usually as big as they might think they are. Apparently, a guy who spent some time on The Only Way Is Essex thought that they were more popular than they truly were. He offered to promote clothes for Sports Direct, but his follower count was too low for them.
We All Have Bills To Pay
We are not going to deny that exposure is always good. Sadly, influencers seem to think that it is worth more than the effort that goes into goods and services. When an influencer put a “social promotion” on the table, she wanted free items in return. The owner told her that this was not going to help them pay the bills. On top of that, he did not hesitate to say that this was a “disgraceful” practice. He is not wrong.
Prevention Is Key
It feels like influencers appear out of the blue demanding free stuff. We totally understand why some companies need to put preemptive measures in place. This company tried to avoid this mess by putting a sign by the door. It let influencers know that they were not welcome at the store. If they tried to pull the influencer schtick on them, they did not just have to pay their bill but also pay twice the original amount. If they are as popular as they think they are, they should be able to pay for it.
Check The Caption
There are times when influencers get what they want. Even so, they can still mess it all up. This is the reason you should be careful when you hit the post button. Scott Disick collaborated with a protein shake maker but did not do that. His caption was fine, but he should have removed the instructions about when and what he should include in the post. It was an embarrassing moment that people roasted him for. Better luck next time.
The Best Counteroffer Ever
Here is another establishment that did not want to deal with influencers any longer. White Banana Beach Club wanted to put an end to this nonsense and released this announcement. They explained that they had no desire to work with influencers. Aside from that, the words suggested that they find a different method to “eat, drink, or sleep for free.” Maybe they could “actually work” like the rest of us.
Getting Paid For Doing Nothing
A Tumblr user talked about how “gross” influencer culture really was. These people seemed to want “money for doing absolutely nothing too.” One of these influencers felt offended by these claims and responded. She wanted to let them know that it was not all sunshine and rainbows either. However, it sounded like even more entitlement. How detached could they be from reality? A different user was quick to respond in a way that showed how silly the argument was.
There are many social media platforms that influencers use. However, we have to admit that this is the first time that we have heard of a Pinterest influencer. We all know how easy it is to use this website. How weird is it that she was charging this business for such a simple thing? The counteroffer sounds like a much better deal to us. Sadly, we are sure that she no longer replied to the thread after this.
Nothing To Show For It
If you want to work with a company, it is important to show them that you are worth their time. That was clearly not the case here. This person wanted to “collaborate” with the brand but only offered a network with 315 followers. Her audacity is truly shocking! If she thought that this was going to make them interested in her offer, then she clearly thought wrong. This is going to do absolutely nothing for the brand. The owner did not ridicule her offer and simply said that they did not give out freebies.
The Exposure Is Not Worth It
Who doesn’t like to get compliments on the products that they provide? The business owner soon found out that influencers will say anything to get free items. The social media handler was gracious enough to offer a big discount, but this bratty woman wanted more than that. On top of that, she was very rude. How condescending of her to say that “they must be new to the game” and “that’s now how it works.” Oh well, the company did not lose anything because of this.
Free Of Charge
A lot of professionals with high rates are equipped with some special skill that they want to share. The “lifestyle influencer” in question wanted to get a personal trainer and receive payment for it for some reason. How insane is that? We are glad that this professional did not take it lying down. It was insulting to receive such an offer, if you can even call it that. It is crazy to see how detached they are from reality.
You Should Be Paying Them
We love the approach that this restaurant took. An influencer took things too far when she asked to collaborate. She wanted to show off the restaurant’s offerings if they covered the cost of the meal. It was $125, which is not cheap at all. The company decided to offer her a “realistic” experience instead.
It Actually Takes A Lot Of Hard Work
Some people clearly have no idea that skills take a long time to be developed. The marketing agency was open to negotiations on a coding project, but the influencer did not want to pay a single thing. The rate of $50 per hour is not even that bad for the job! In the end, however, things did not pan out. As you can see, she was asking way too much from them without anything substantial to offer. She clearly did not value all the hard work that goes into coding.
No Free Meal For You
In the hopes of getting a free meal, this influencer sent a message to a famous restaurant. They explained that they had a high engagement rate, so it was going to be worth it. Luckily, the staff at the restaurant knew exactly what to tell her. They did not even go below the belt because they did not ask for anything ridiculous. We are glad that they pointed out how ridiculous the whole thing sounded. If real celebrities can pay for their meals, why couldn’t they?
Wedding Clothes Do Not Come Cheap
We agree that brides have the right to be pampered on the day of their wedding. However, there is a reason bridal services charge so much for dresses, food, and the likes. This woman wanted to work with a fashion company and mentioned that her special day was coming up. The owner of the business saw right through her and called her out for her audacity. People deserve to be paid for their work!
This Is Not How You Negotiate
If anything, we have to admire the persistence of this person. Everyone wants to own a gaming console, but not everyone can afford it. He offered $10 for the PlayStation 4, which is several times lower than its reveal. When the seller turned down the offer, he raised the offer to $20. This was better, but it was still not enough. We love the fact that he tried to guilt trip the seller into practically giving it away after that.
Work Hard For It
How crazy was all of that? People seem to have forgotten the value of hard work, talent, and effort. People want free stuff without actually doing anything to deserve it. What makes it even worse is when they ask for luxury items that cost a lot of money. Even though it is reasonable to offer exposure, you should at least be respectful about it. Artists and professionals work hard to hone their craft. It is completely disrespectful if you disregard that and ask for free stuff without offering anything adequate in return.