Influencers behaving badly

Local YouTuber Preeti Nair and her brother Subhas were recently given a 24-month conditional warning by the police over an online rap video that contravened the Penal Code. Here are other influencers who have been embroiled in controversy

Daryl Aiden Yow.
Daryl Aiden Yow. PHOTO: DARYL AIDEN YOW/INSTAGRAM
Melissa Celestine Koh.
Melissa Celestine Koh. PHOTO: MELISSA CELESTINE KOH/INSTAGRAM
Nicole Choo and Ridhwan Azman.
Nicole Choo and Ridhwan Azman. PHOTO: RIDHWAN AZMAN/ INSTAGRAM
Amos Yee.
Amos Yee. PHOTO: ST FILE
Elaine Heng.
Elaine Heng. PHOTO: ELAINE HENG/ INSTAGRAM

This photographer and influencer was exposed last year for passing off stock images as his own on Instagram. The Singaporean had apparently doctored images and inserted himself into photos of exotic locales. Photos on his Instagram page reportedly resembled stock images found on royalty-free stock photo sites, such as Shutterstock.

After he was found out, he apologised on Instagram: "The outrage regarding how I have conducted myself is justified and I accept full responsibility for my actions and all consequences that arise from those actions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 25, 2019, with the headline 'Influencers behaving badly'. Subscribe