Social media has been a big part of our lives for years now, since the beginning of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Whether we’re posting our inner thoughts to share with our friends, uploading pictures from our everyday lives, or looking through other people’s accounts to see what other people are doing – we do it on a day to day basis, as part of our routine. Instagram, in particular, has become a place where we can follow other people for inspiration, not just received by the beautiful pictures they post, but also by their lifestyles and everyday activities. Some Instagram accounts gain a huge following and become so popular, millions of people look through them every day.
Golf player Paige Spiranac never expected her Instagram page to become quite as popular as it did, but it gained fans extremely fast and is now standing on 1.4 million followers. Now standing alongside famous golfers such as Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, which opened up many opportunities for her professionally. But even though she became a social media influencer, many people have questioned her actual contribution to golf and judged her for some of the more risqué pictures she’s posted online, claiming outfits like shorts skirts and plunging necklines don’t shine a positive light nor add respect on female golfers. Paige insists on sending out a message against this kind of shaming, encouraging people to love their bodies and wear whatever they feel comfortable in. But what were some of these pictures that had people criticizing the beautiful golfer? Let’s take a look.