Cardi B has spoken out on Instagram’s decision to test out hiding likes, saying that the comments section is more harmful.
According to Complex, Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri made the announcement about the social media platform testing hidden like counts in the U.S. as early as next week. To this, Cardi said in an Instagram post, “It’s a big ruckus right now that the likes on Instagram are getting taken away… This is my opinion on it, right? So from the beginning of Instagram, we had likes. And I feel like in the beginning of Instagram, everything was so fun, people wanted to post their pictures, get likes ... where I think that Instagram got a little nasty, and it just took a weird turn, was when people started to like the comments, when they were allowed to like comments or reply back to somebody’s comments.”
She went on to point out concerns over the “nasty things” said in the comments section. Cardi continued, “That’s when I feel like when people started sayin’ nasty things ... somebody would just say something so vile because ... they want comments back. Some people don’t have a life ... I see a lot of people dedicate they time into sayin’ some of the craziest, most absurd sh-t on comments, just for likes and comments back. And I feel like that’s what’s messing up Instagram.”
Cardi furthered explained why she feels the comments section is negatively affecting Instagram. “If anything is affecting Instagram right now, it’s the way the comments have been done or have been changing these past few years,” the “Press” rapper said. “I feel people been sayin’ the most weirdest sh-t, been starting the craziest arguments, been starting to race bait ... because they want to get to the top, they want to get the most reactions. And that’s what I feel: The comments effect more than the likes.”
Check out the video of Cardi B weighing in on Instagram hiding likes below.