This is a new low for Instagram influencers. Tiffany Mitchell, a US lifestyle blogger posted a couple of photos on her Instagram page which has over 211,00 followers about a motorcycle accident she recently got involved in. People started questioning the circumstances and why she had turned her accident into an impromptu photo shoot.
She vehemently denied this saying she would never turn an important personal story into a brand campaign. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Mitchell adds that she is sad some people are taking it that way. She posted on her Stories confessing that sharing the photos were part of her vulnerability practice.
The influencer has since archived the post but the screenshots below speak for themselves.(Click to expand to read the captions)
In one of the carousel photos, there’s a bottle of Smartwater carefully placed next to her.
Her post elicited mixed reactions. A lot of people sent her well wishes on her comments after she posted the photos. Others questioned the optics of how the photos were taken in a professional manner for sharing.
so long suckers! i rev up my motorcylce and create a huge cloud of smoke. when the cloud dissipates im lying completely dead on the pavement. i turn my SmartWater™ to face the camera https://t.co/UbBR5d2cDa
— Dan – Soylent Green FC Ambassador (@thedanstringer) August 20, 2019
Others questioned why she had a helmet removed
She fell on her left side, but you see that side of the helmet and it's undamaged – also, you NEVER take off the helmet until the emergency services arrive, unless the victim is not breathing to avoid further neck injury. And as you say, road rash does not look like that.
— the ashen (@theashen3) August 20, 2019
When I was younger my parents and teachers always told me to not remove the helmet from someone who just had an accident. I guess she's dead now. RIP. pic.twitter.com/HfP8YnBPYh
— Korben's list program (@MRGNDRFFR) August 20, 2019
That is really irking me that she's spreading that around, it's not romantic for someone to remove your helmet post accident and lovingly stroke your face, if you're actually in an accident you could have a neck or spinal injury and helmets are designed to KEEP YOU ALIVE
— Honey (@HoneyBMcKenna) August 20, 2019
Yup. You can have ripped up skin from a spill (or from just laying it down) and your clothing on top of it still be intact. Bare skin? Fuhgeddaboudit.
— Kevin Leroux, Person of Interests (@LeKevbo) August 20, 2019
Simply falling off a parked bike wearing that is likely to get you more than a little dirty. At speed? Yeah, I don't believe it.
But a pretend motorbike accident/photoshoot giving the impression that you should remove the helmet before the EMTs get there? That's infuriating!! 🤬
— Daniel O. Danielsen (@thenorgeek) August 19, 2019
She “explains” all in her instagram stories about her now famous accident *cough*. Apparently she knew herself that her neck was totally ok so she toilet her own helmet off. And her supposedly more appropriate jacket that is no where in the photo. I naturally believer it all 🙄
— Belinda, Thornback to you! (@BelindaJoy79) August 20, 2019
Babe, the whole thing was magical
— gertshair (@gertshair) August 20, 2019
Correct. Got these from bicycle crash at roughly 18 mph. Definitely more than just road grime smudged over my shoulder. pic.twitter.com/pWmx00ZwKi
— Beck Barnes (@Beck_Barnes) August 20, 2019
It's not real. Here's a real victim of a crash at low speed with a Tshirt on. As a motorcyclist myself, and somebody who's seen it first hand, she'd be bleeding or rubbed raw from the road, and bleeding.
Or if it was higher speeds, scraped down to the bone. pic.twitter.com/S8x6bScfTd
— Stagerino (@Stagerino2) August 20, 2019
if she just hadn't used the presets maybe no one would have cared https://t.co/yZ6YpYKqQB
— Ashley Carman (@ashleyrcarman) August 20, 2019
Why the heck is the photographer still taking pictures and not helping at all? R U kidding me?! There is so much things go wrong here 🤔
I wish my motorbike accident last month was this "perfect". Even if these photos are true, then why are they edited?? With presets?! Good lord https://t.co/9gXqKajDOv
— Rizaldi Rachman (@aldhiez) August 20, 2019
always 👏 be 👏 influencing 👏 even 👏 as 👏 you 👏 feel 👏 the 👏 sweet 👏 embrace 👏 of 👏 oblivion 👏 https://t.co/a0Lo359D41
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) August 20, 2019
Recreating a motorcycle accident complete with product placement is the logical conclusion of whatever the heck instagram is https://t.co/qZ6womBt02
— Robert – Amazon FC Ambassador (@rob_omatic) August 20, 2019
not a single person:
instagram influencers: *fakes motorcycle crash to promote a brand and their artwork and make loads of money*
also instagram influencers: https://t.co/Lhz4SH2W3f pic.twitter.com/3D0hEtqbKG
— Emyr Evans (@EmyrEvans12) August 20, 2019
dress for the slide and not the ride https://t.co/OE2WoxANhD
— the italian man who went to malta (@franco_vernava) August 20, 2019
What exactly is wrong with some people?
But hey, great framing and coloring. https://t.co/Cs5JHhwILM
— Jakob Montrasio (@yakobusan) August 20, 2019
Took a corner too fast yet miraculously her skin is completely intact… must have been the nice placement of water bottles that saved her eh?
Influencers are bullshit humans. https://t.co/Ua6EjqdnGT
— Minty Baubles – Inventive eroticist (@MintyBaubles) August 20, 2019