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Parisians Want Social Media Influencers To Stop Influencing Along Pastel Street
By Mikelle Leow, 07 Mar 2019
Image via Jerome LABOUYRIE / Shutterstock.com
Paris’ most colorful street, Rue Crémieux, has been inevitably transformed into a photo-taking spot for Instagrammers. Locals, however, wish to lay things out in black and white: they want visitors to stop congesting the area.
Per CityLab, residents of Rue Crémieux are fed up about social media users flocking to the street for photo opportunities.
“We sit down to eat, and just outside we have people taking photos, rappers who take two hours to film a video… bachelorette parties who scream for an hour,” a local lamented to a radio station. “Frankly, it’s exhausting.”
The residents’ concerns are understandable. On Instagram, the ‘#ruecremieux’ hashtag has accrued more than 31,000 public posts, and a dedicated account, ‘clubcremieux’, features “s**t people do [on] Rue Crémieux.”
Locals are now proposing for the pastel street to be closed off during peak hours on evenings and weekends.
[via The Cut, images via various sources]
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