LA Ice Cream shop owner makes "Influencers" pay double!
I can imagine as a small business owner, this would get tiring really REALLY fast.
Well, the owner of CVT Ice Cream in LA is taking a stand, they have enacted a new policy that states that if you ask for a free cone, you will pay double!
"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"
The owner spoke with Newsweek and said: "I came up with the policy after being burned out on people trying to get free ice cream in exchange for their posts. L.A. is full of so-called 'influencers' with large followings that are actually fake because they most likely paid for likes and follows. Anyone can have a following if they want to pay for it. Google 'social media bots.'"
He then added, "The 2019 version of 'Do you know who I am?' is 'I'm
an influencer,' but without the talent."