Receiving Another Request to Remove a Social Media Pic


The more I experience this, the more annoying it gets. Usually, it’s women who pull it.

Today, I received a request to remove a pic from social media. It was a very naughty photo involving a white girl and two handsome black men.  White Girl asked me to take it down.

In all reality, I should have known better. A pic like that could ruin someone’s reputation. Yet, common sense took a back seat.

Still, this gets annoying. People willingly pose for the damned camera. Sometimes, I don’t even intend to photograph them. They jump right in. Other times, they’re drunk and pose in “party mode”.

Then, after I post the photo on social media, I get a request to take it down. Some women run a line about losing their job. White Girl mentioned something like that. Others say such pics can cause them to lose their kids. Their ex-husband or whatever can use the pics in court, pics proving that Mom is a partying ho. Then, two other women both ran a line about stalkers.

I understand it all, except the part about losing kids. If Partying Mom would keep her ass home, she wouldn’t have to worry about losing the kids.

Like I mentioned earlier, I understands the situations. That is why I took down the photo of White Girl and the Two Mandingos. From what I remember, White Girl was a nice woman. So, it’s cool.

Yet, let me say this. In this day and age, when it relates to photography, you need to watch out. As your Drunk Self think it’s cool to pose in “party mode”, your Sober Self won’t appreciate it when a friend tells you…the pic is on the Internet.

When it comes to pic removal requests, I’m nice about it. Yet, someone else might not be. They are liable to say fuck off and allow the pic to remain on the Internet.

(For the record, when I photographed White Girl and the Two Mandingos, photos weren’t as easy to upload as they are now. Because of that, White Girl and the Two Mandingos weren’t intended for the Internet. The uploading was a recent thing.)

So, if you’re concerned about your reputation, don’t pose in front of cameras. Or at least, think twice of where the photo may wind up. When the photo of you in “party mode” hits the Internet, you will have no one else to blame but yourself.

photo credit: Group of drunk people at a New Year’s party via photopin (license)

About Patrick Scott Barnes

Most of Central Florida knows Stone Crazy (Patrick Scott Barnes) as a poet. Yet, he also photographs, DJ and blogs. The rest of the time, the now sober blogger guzzles Diet Coke in Central Florida nightspots.
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2 Responses to Receiving Another Request to Remove a Social Media Pic

  1. Jinzo_2400 says:

    Totally agree with you on this,Stone. Saw a LOT of party people begging for their picture taken during concerts at the venues I worked at. A lot of weekly alternative papers also feature these folks who also want that 15 seconds of fame by having their faces in the paper. My advice to those folks who clamor for having that photo op: Be careful what you are asking,you might get it…


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