A number of celebrities are speaking out after a model accused well-known photographer Marcus Hyde of bribing her for nude pictures.
“I have been reading all of the messages and stories from women regarding inappropriate and inexcusable behavior of a photographer that I have worked with in the past,” Kim Kardashian wrote on Instagram stories. My own experiences have always been professional, and I am deeply shocked, saddened and disappointed to learn that other women have had very different experiences,” she shared. “I stand in full support of every woman’s right to not be harassed, asked or pressured to do anything they are not comfortable with.”
— KimKanyeKimYe (@KimKanyeKimYeFC) July 23, 2019
Ariana Grande chimed in on her own Insta story, having also worked with Hyde in the past. “please do not shoot with photographers who make you uncomfortable or make you feel like you need to take your clothing off if you don’t want to,” she wrote. “if you want to, sick. but if you don’t, please don’t. if they tell you you have to pay more money if you’re clothed that’s f–ked and i’m sorry that has happened to you. i promise there are so many respectful, nice, talented photographers out there.”
Ariana Grande responded to the Marcus Hyde situation without saying his name. Kim Kardashian wya pic.twitter.com/ByNxAxDDEC
— Lindsey Ellefson (@ellefs0n) July 22, 2019
Other female celebs, including Bella Thorne, Shay Mitchell, Michelle Visage and Aquaria have also taken aim at Hyde’s behavior.
On Sunday night (July 22), model Sunnaya took to her Instagram to share screenshots of her DMs with Hyde. She claimed that she reached out to the photographer after he posted that he was looking for models. The screenshots show Sunnaya declining to send nude portraits for a free photo shoot, noting that she is “comfortable shooting lingerie and partial nudity.” He then allegedly responded, “It’s 2k then.” When the model called him “wack,” he replied, “Find someone else,” before continuing, “I’ll keep shooting celebs.”
Hyde has since deleted his Instagram page and has yet to publicly comment on the accusations. See Sunnaya’s claims below.
— Sunnaya (@thedevilsoftly) July 22, 2019