The Daquan Instagram page features a Black teen as its profile picture.
The acquisition of the Instagram page with the handle ‘Daquan’ by Warner Music Group has sparked a debate about cultural appropriation on Instagram.
Twitter and Instagram users are calling the account a sham because it is not owned by a Black person, as is implied by its content.
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The Daquan Instagram page, which features a Black teen as its profile picture, has more than 15 million followers and is owned by IMGN. It is the social media company’s most successful channel.
IMGN Media makes memes and viral content on Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, and the company has more than 40 million subscribers and followers across multiple pages. The company garners more than 3 billion views every month.
In 2016, a Black teenager who is Ethiopian