It’s a brave new world out there, folks, when “famous” can have myriad meanings – and when one of those things is “has lots of followers because she takes pretty pictures for Instagram.”

I’m serious.

And y’all, these influencers get free stuff all the time, because businesses figure their service or product will get mentioned in front of all those followers.

The more followers, the better engagement, the nicer your free stuff.

Here, though, are 12 influencers who asked for things a bit out of their reach, and got smacked down in pretty public ways.

12. This is very sadly not a joke.

This F*ke guru has 186k Followers and always post about how much money he makes. from ChoosingBeggars

11. Well, this is very telling.

10. Wild, standing applause.

D grade reality cook tries to offer exposure to award winning restaurant from ChoosingBeggars

9. You can call them rude, but…

8. Consider yourselves smacked down.

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‘Warning, RANT post’ I love what I do and pinch myself everyday because I’m living my dream life. It’s an honour and a privilege to be invited into someone’s life celebration. I work with and alongside some of Australia’s best producers. My F*rmers work tirelessly to grow the food we often take for granted, while my producers of fine foods work 20 hour days to give us their best. I recently had a South East Queensland based influencer ask me to provide a stunningly large amount of food for 300-320 estimated guests FOR FREE! All of this was going to be rewarded with a few posts from food bloggers & influencers. When offered a discounted rate the influencer responded with “Very few people actually eat, so its not a huge thing for us – but we obviously do need to ensure we have food and its more about how it looks rather than it being a lot” . Well it’s a huge thing for me and this is where I draw a line in the sand. I can handle the entitlement that oozes from some influencers and I usually have a good laugh at the enquiries I receive but my F*rmers and producers work their butts off and they deserve more than their produce going in to landfill all because an influencer cares more about the ’look’ and less about the substance…sounds familiar ?‍♀️. I always tag my suppliers, I share where I source items from and I give advice freely. Not everything in life has a price tag and I have never asked any of my suppliers for free food or product. Suppliers in this shot are @woggoon_farm @woombyecheese @kingislanddairy #dontfeedtheinfluencers #couscousforcomment #payapersontheirworth #brisbanefoodbloggers #masterchefau #theageofentitlementisover #brisbanecaterer #cheesetower #grazingtable #brisbaneplatters #brisbanegrazingtable #likemindedbitchesdrinkingwine #waronwaste

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7. Yikes, y’all Just…yikes.

6. It never takes too long for true colors to emerge.

I guess I just lost the biggest opportunity of my life from ChoosingBeggars

5. Short, sweet, and to the point.

This ice cream man’s response to a choosing beggar gives me hope for humanity. from ChoosingBeggars

4. You know, just like everyone else?

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Parry. And thrust. #couscousforcomment @gauthierinsoho

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3. How about we try this instead.

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We’ve decided to make this thing official with signage. We truly don’t care if you’re an Influencer, or how many followers you have. We will never give you a free ice cream in exchange for a post on your social media page. It’s literally a $4 item…well now it’s $8 for you. #InfluencersAreGross

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2. I see this plan is catching on.

The only way to protect your business from wild CB’s from ChoosingBeggars

1. This whiny justification makes me want to puke.

Hot Take: social media “influencers” are useless and pointless from tumblr

Does it make me a bad person that I really enjoyed reading these? Don’t answer that.

INSTEAD… let us know your favorite influencer takedowns in the comments! Because we love the sh^t out of that!