Instagram banned a Cosplayer for looking TOO much like Benedict Cumberbatch

Instagram bans cosplayer for impersonation
@cumbernatch by @seattletolondon ( (Image credit: @seattletolondon / Courtney)

Instagram is a platform that many content creators rely on heavily to publish their media collaborations, partnerships with larger brands and sponsored posts. As much as we can all get a little annoyed with influencer culture and paid posts, this is what allows many people (photographers included) to make a living

For cosplayers, having their accounts terminated or in this case disabled can impact not only their form of income, but can be a very hard thing to deal with after putting in the hours and effort to build up a respected platform and large social following. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.