A stock photo model has slammed the quality of the so-called ‘satirical’ article with which their image has been associated.
“Well, I must confess, I was hoping for better,” said Simon Williams, a quite handsome man.
“I mean, I’m good. Quite handsome, nice smile. I could have been on one of those BBC stories about men’s health.
“Instead, I get this, a not very funny satirical article on some second-rate Onion knock-off website.”
Mr Williams made clear his feelings about the article.
“Well, I mean, it’s not very good, is it? I mean, it’s supposed to be satire. But what’s it really satirising? Stock photo models? I mean, yeah, well done, we really deserve taking down a peg or two, don’t we?
“It’s not very funny and not nearly as clever as it thinks it is.
“You can just imagine the writer – some overweight beardy – sat there feeling all smug because he’s banged out a couple of hundred words of superficial, self-referential nonsense. Well, it’s not that impressive, mate. I’m not happy being associated with it and, frankly, I don’t think you should be, either.
“Get a proper job.”
Stock photos are often used by blogs and news sites as they can pay a regular subscription to have a licence to use thousands of different photos. The models in the photos have no control over the stories with which they’ll be associated.
So they can shut up.