Some of Your Fave Celebs Are in Serious Trouble Because of Their Instagram Posts
Thanks to Instagram, we’re able to get a glimpse into the lives of stars all over the world. From Kylie Jenner to Katy Perry, Chris Pratt to Chrissy Teigen, we can’t get enough of the instant pic gratification. And though we’re sure the rich and famous love Instagram as much as we do, it’s also thanks to the social media platform that some of your fave celebs are in serious trouble.
While it’s pretty common knowledge these days that whenever a celeb posts a pic of themselves using a certain product, they’re most likely being paid to do so. Frankly, you won’t believe how much the Kardashians make from their social media posts.
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However, it happens to be illegal to post such paid advertisements without letting fans know that it is, in fact, a sponsored ad. While that’s a fact that celebs have known for a while now, it looks like not everyone is complying with the rules. That means some of your fave stars may be in serious trouble, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is starting to crack down.
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After identifying a large number of famous folks and “influencers” who are failing to properly identify paid posts, the FTC has sent warnings reminding them of Section 5 of the FTC Act.
And while it hasn’t been made public who exactly received the message, The Fashion Law is reporting, “We do know that undisclosed posts by: the Kardashian/Jenners, A$AP Rocky, David and Victoria Beckham; actresses Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, Ashley Benz, Shay Mitchell, and Lucy Hale; models Bella and Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Emily Ratajkowski, Naomi Campbell, Chrissy Teigen, and Heidi Klum; Scott Disick, Pharrell, Steph Curry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Drake, One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan; and Jennifer Lopez, among others, were specifically cited in Public Citizen’s formal complaint to the FTC.”
While we know that the Kardashians aren’t always upfront about the sitch (though they seem to have changed things up with a savvy #ad included with posts these days), we have to say we’re surprised to see Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, and Chrissy Teigen on the list, among others.
Do you think celebs should have to let fans know when they’re being paid for a post? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t The Cut; photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)