“Leave our streets alone!”–Paris residents plead with influencers

Leave our streets alone! The residents of Paris’ most Insta-famous street are crying out to influencers. Influencers all around the world go to Paris’ Rue Crémieux to take photos, with its colorful houses in the background. It probably used to be ‘cute’, but now the home owners seem to have had enough of it!

 

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You’ve definitely seen a shot or two in this location on your explore. Yup, it’s a millennial favorite. They troop there everyday to get that perfect Instagram photo.

In fact, if you check the hashtag #RueCremieux on Instagram, there are over 31,000 posts! With its unique ambiance, it’s true the street produces the best of photos.

 

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Yet someway somehow, this pursuit for Insta likes, is affecting the daily activities of Rue Crémieux’s inhabitants.

And at this point, residents are screaming, “enough is enough”.

According to Bazaar, a protest is currently being staged by the people –to draw the attention of the government.

“Unsurprisingly, residents are growing tired of having their home used as an Instagram backdrop, and are demanding that Paris closes the street to visitors on evenings, weekends and during ‘magic hour’ (the time just after sunrise or before sunset, when the light appears more golden) – peak time for influencers”, Bazaar wrote.

“Leave our streets alone”–Paris residents plead with influencers

In a radio interview, one of the outraged residents explained how ‘Instagram activities’ affect her every day.

“We sit down to eat and just outside we have people taking photos – rappers who take two hours to film a video right beneath the window or bachelorette parties who scream for an hour. Frankly, it’s exhausting,” said Antoine.

Furthermore, residents added that they don’t mind when these activities take place on weekdays. On these days, tourists are usually “calm and respectful”, they explained.

However, on weekends it becomes annoying and unbearable.

“Built in the late 19th century for construction workers, the houses are small and they open directly onto a narrow stretch of cobblestones. There’s nowhere to hide a cat, let alone a film crew”,  Citylab reports

 

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An Instagram account called “Club Crémieux” ridicules these photo-taking tourists

As a step in the ‘right direction’, a local created Instagram and Twitter accounts called Club Crémieux. And its bio is self-explanatory– “sh** people do on Rue Crémieux”.

The account mocks influencers and bloggers who frequent the street, with “photographs depicting people shooting everything from wedding portraits to doorway yoga poses”.

 

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Rue Crémieux : la comédie musicale #broadway #streetchoreography

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Bienvenue à Crémieux 3000. Vous avez votre forfait ? ❄️⛷ #wtf #ski #sportsdhiver #ruecremieux

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For now, there’s been no confirmation on whether the government is taking action or not.

So till then, you might want to rush there for your photo 😉

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Amanda Lucy

AMANDA IS A 25 YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE. LOVES MUSIC,DANCE AND IS AN ARDENT USER OF THE INTERNET. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @nana_yaba. SHE STARTED WRITING FOR INFLEUR IN NOVEMBER 2017

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