- A post on social media has started a debate on the ethics of posting photos of people online without their consent
- A person labelled the post as disrespectful and invasive
- Some argued that there was nothing wrong while the majority thought that the original poster was being a bit creepy
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A social media user, MaNgwenya, posted a picture and questioned the practice of uploading pictures of women without their consent calling it "disrespectful and invasive in so many ways."
Briefly.co.za learned that the picture in question is of a KFC employee whose photo was taken, it is unclear if she gave her consent. The person who posted the picture captioned it with:
"@KFC can I haver her number?"
Since MaNgwenya posted the picture social media users have inundated the post with comments. Some arguing that celebrities have their pictures taken all the time without consent, others arguing that it might not even be legal and that is is just wrong.
Jess The Fresshhh... said:
People do this to celebrities all the time moss ? Angilwi I just want to understand how is it that when it’s done to celebrities it’s right but when it’s done to not so famous people it’s wrong ?
Louie-Vincent Office said:
It's illegal I think as well. This is guy is also a coward. Why not ask her no's there at KFC where u saw her instead of coming here clout chasing. If I was this girl I am going 2 give this guy a hard tym. I min he even takes pic of her walking away as if she is an animal wtf
Tlou K. Ramaite called the guy out as being creepy:
This is wrong. What is next? Follow her home? I hope this guy realises how creepy he is and hopefully change his ways. @KFCSA must also help protect its employee.
Laws around taking pictures in public places and how those pictures are used on social media is a constant debate. Social media users, for the most part, are not impressed with the original uploader of the photo, with some saying that posting it online is not the right place.
Charles Muedi questioned why he didn't just ask her for her number right there and then.
Earlier this week, Briefly.co.za covered an altogether different story about KFC, where a proud dad celebrated on social media about his son passing Grade 1, a kind stranger had KFC delivered to him as a reward.
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