Social media influencers play a significant role in shaping the mindset of the younger generation. They have the power to inspire and impact their followers’ thoughts and actions. One such influential personality is Tammy Hembrow, founder of the Saski Collection.
Recently, Tammy went on a luxurious vacation in Bali with her two young children, Saskia and Wolf. However, her choice of sharing some revealing pictures has raised concerns about the responsibility and accountability that comes with being a public figure, especially for someone who has a massive following of 10 million people.
While enjoying her vacation, Tammy shared a racy photo of herself in a tiny g-string bikini with transparent strings holding it up. The seductive image showcased her dipping her toes in the pool, displaying her toned body, and smiling at the camera. The photo quickly garnered around 620,000 likes on Instagram and tens of thousands of comments.
The provocative nature of the picture led to several of Tammy’s fans expressing their disapproval.
One fan referred to the photo as “vulgar” and “unnecessary.”
Another commented, “Why even wear a bikini at this point?” and “This isn’t even a bathing suit. Girl, what are you doing? You have kids. I have always loved Tammy and her account, but there’s a line, and this oversteps it.”
Some even urged her to “put some clothes on and show some respect,” criticizing Instagram for allowing her to post such near-nude images.
One user highlighted the need for social media platforms to establish boundaries for the content shared, stating, “It’s really gotten to the point where Instagram/Facebook needs to have some boundaries with this type of content. Seriously, Instagram has lost its purpose! It’s actually becoming a joke now.”
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This is not the first time Tammy has posted provocative images. She has previously shared a photo of herself in a nearly nude two-piece body-tight suit crop top and tight leggings from her athletic wear collection while at the gym.
The question arises: Is it appropriate for public figures to share such explicit content on social media platforms, knowing the vast influence they hold? As role models, influencers should consider the implications of their actions and the message they convey to their followers, especially the younger audience. By sharing such images, are they promoting a culture of objectification and superficiality?
Social media platforms, too, should take responsibility for the content shared on their sites. It’s crucial to establish guidelines that strike a balance between freedom of expression and the need for maintaining a certain level of decency and responsibility.