A Note to Former IG Model: Social Media Isn’t A Lie, You Were The Lie

Last weekend, 15 year old Instagram model Essena O’Neil made news when, after deciding to quit the industry, she decided to reveal the real and ‘ugly’ side of social media.

Rise9 CEO Zack James replies:

“I, and many others, have found a greater understanding of ourselves through our Social Media careers. The ability to explore unlimited opportunities, to create what our hearts desire, to speak with our own true voices. We found ourselves through Social Media because we made that choice to do so…

Deciding to use Social Media as a tool to tell people Social Media is a lie contradicts that very same notion. Social Media is there to be used for the truth or for the lies. Essena O’Neil needs to find real help instead of redirecting personal responsibility towards mankind’s greatest communication tool. I truly hope you do, because Social Media isn’t a lie, you were the lie.”

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Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 3.40.21 PM zack james- essanaWhat do you think? Do you agree?