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Influencer is blasted for complaining about her job being “hard”

“Try being an influencer for a day..."
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Most people have thought about becoming an influencer at some point in their life, even if it was just for a second during their commute into the office. 

No matter how cringe the title is, it is undeniable that the job has some fantastic perks that not many other careers offer, namely flexible work hours, freebies and no boss. 

But now, a video from popular Tik Tok creator and up-and-rising influencer Mikayla Nogueira has sparked debate on how tricky the job really is. 

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“Try being an influencer for a day  – Try it.” It was that one sentence seemingly pulled out of context from Mikayla Nogueira’s TikTok video that quickly went viral. 

Mikayla, a beauty and lifestyle creator who boasts over 13.6million TikTok followers, was quickly slammed as a “tone-deaf” influencer by many fans.

The video, which also sees Mikayla complain about finishing work at 5:19, was quickly pulled apart by the internet, with many daring her to try working a day as a teacher, nurse, retail assistant… or practically any other job. 

The general consensus was that being an influencer was not hard work. But is that a fair assumption to make? 

Mikayla Nogueira
“Try being an influencer for a day  – Try it.” (Credit: Instagram)

“Any influencer who tells you their job is hard is either lying or just straight-up lazy,” responded Wisdom Kaye, another popular influencer. 

Wisdom, who boasts over 8.6million followers on TikTok made a video to explain why he believed being an influencer is “easy as s**t.” 

“You get to wake up whenever you want, you get to work for as long as you want, you can clock in and clock out as you please, you have no boss, no co-workers, you have unlimited vacation days,” he listed off in the video. 

“You decide how long your shift is, you get to decide everything about your job – you are literally your own boss,” he continued. 

Wisdom Kaye
“Any influencer who tells you their job is hard is either lying or just straight-up lazy.” (Credit: Instagram)

The video, which quickly gained over a million likes, explained that being an influencer does have its own hardships, yet Wisdom was quick to explain that “every job does.”

And although being your own boss can be a “double-edged sword,” Wisdom admits the job “for the most part is f*****g great.”

“Anyone who says this job is hard probably lacks real self-awareness.”

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Abbie Chatfield also added her two cents to the conversation, during the latest episode of her weekly podcast, itsalotpod

“People are allowed to vent about their jobs,” explained Abbie. 

“It’s just maybe choosing who you vent to about that… I think to come on your Instagram stories is a bit tone deaf at worst.”

And many of Abbie’s fans agreed with her take. “I think that her speaking about this on such a large platform when she knows majority of her followers are probably earning minimum wage or less is tone deaf like you said,” agreed one user. 

Abbie Chatfield
“I think to come on your Instagram stories is a bit tone deaf at worst.” (Credit: Instagram)

Many others have pointed out that Mikayla was never trying to compare her job to other careers to prove it was hard – she was simply presenting facts to show that her job was real. 

Her initial video was a reply to a fan who questioned the validity of her career, as it wasn’t a “9 to 5.”

“Her words are being really twisted,” replied another person under Abbie’s podcast preview.

“Out of context it’s seemed like she’s been saying being an influencer is hard and complaining for no reason – but all she’s doing is presenting facts as to why it’s a real job.”

“This poor girl is getting ripped to absolute shreds on tik tok, it’s disgusting,” replied another fan. 

“It’s an old video that’s resurfaced in an effort to facilitate some obsessive ugly hate campaign and sadly it’s worked,” they continued, explaining that “context matters.”

Mikayla Nogueira
Mikayla also made a video responding to the drama. (Credit: Tik Tok)

Mikayla herself also replied to the drama, thanking her followers for supporting her and explaining the context of the video that many people seemed to have missed. 

She explained that the video was posted almost a year and a half ago when she was still new to the career. She told her fans she was having a “s**t day” and emotions were running high when she decided to reply to the comment about her job not being real. 

But, she quickly regretted making the video, ultimately deleting it and apologising. Now, months later the video has resurfaced. 

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