An Instagrammer whose account was suddenly deleted posted a video lamenting her predicament, telling her followers she is "nothing without her following".
Jessy Taylor’s Instagram account had collected some 130,000 followers when it was suddenly removed.
The reason has not become clear yet, but Taylor responded by uploading an emotional three-minute video on YouTube in which she wept about losing her platform.
“I’m in the middle of editing,” she began in the tearful clip, “and my Instagram account got deleted.”
I’m trying to get it back. I want to be on Instagram.
I am nothing without my following.
When people try to hate on me and report me, I’m literally trying to be a f***ing better person. I want to say to everybody that’s been reporting me. Think twice because you’re ruining my life.
I make all of my money online. All of it. And I don’t want to lose that.
In the video, titled ‘STOP REPORTING MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT’, Taylor went on to talk about her work ethic, and how she can’t work a “9-5”.
I know people like to see me be down and be like them and the ninety per cent-ers – the people who work 9-5 – that is not me, I am in LA to not be like that.
She also talked about her past as a sex worker – one she doesn't want to return to.
“I was a prostitute for God’s sakes. I stripped every single day. I don’t even do that shit anymore because I make all of my money online. I don’t want to go back to that life."
From the bottom of my heart, it sucks.
She added that she has “no skills”.
"What some of you guys have to realise is I have no skills, I'm twenty-f****** -thousand dollars in debt from college so I can't even go to college if I wanted to.
I used to work at f****** McDonald's before I did YouTube, Instagram, before I had 100,000 followers, before I had everything in my life I was a f****** loser.
I can never work a normal job, I am worthless. I bring nothing to the table. Zero. I always get in fights with people, I always get kicked out of places.
“I am not work material. I will never be work material.”
People were not impressed with Jessy's characterisation of a 9-5 job.
Twitter user @expandingxo uploaded a video in which she makes disparaging comments about black people and announces that she is a “racist”. He has suggested that this was the reason her account was deleted.
indy100 has contacted Instagram for comment.