Mena Massoud received mixed responses after announcing her intention to start charging for content on the social network.
The Aladdin The star has millions of followers on his social media profiles, including three million on Instagram alone.
As well as behind-the-scenes details about his project and photos from red carpet events, Massoud shares content about his vegan food discoveries across Canada and the United States.
The actor recently announced that he will be starting a service where his supporters can pay for additional posts.
“Content creation is something I have really struggled with in the past, and I really want to reward my most loyal fans,” he said in a reel posted Monday (24). April). “People who really want to look inside my life.”
For “less than the price of a cup of coffee,” Massoud says he’ll post daily stories and host live sessions and monthly raffles.
“[You can expect] more personalized content and more opportunities to build relationships with you,” he explains.
Those who choose not to subscribe will still be able to watch his “Evolution Vegan” video series, as well as reels showing off his style.
Fans have voiced their feedback on Massoud’s plan to charge for more personal content.
One follower wrote: “Oh, guess I’ll see a lot less. “Goodbye,” another added, while another criticized the actor for not being “humble.”
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“Gathering money and picky fans. That’s not modest, that’s not nice, that’s just taking care of yourself,” the note was unimpressive.
Others better understand Massoud’s choice to use the social media platform’s subscription option.
“Are people really going crazy because he tries to pay his bills too?!?” Ask a follower.
Another commenter considered some of the negative feedback as “cringe”: “He’s still doing the same stuff. That hasn’t changed. He made that clear. However, if you want more exclusive content, he charges a few dollars.”
Massoud responded directly to some of the less encouraging views, saying he did a “bad job” explaining his intentions.
“You won’t notice anything has changed. I did a terrible job explaining this,” Massoud wrote to one supporter. “It’s only for people who want more/personal content.”