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- Somizi Mhlongo shared a clip that made creators feel sort of a sentiment, so Briefly News got the bottom
- The South African couple, who call themselves “Candy and the King,” left a strong comment on the post, protecting themselves as content creators and even getting the post removed.
- Speaking to the couple, Briefly News understood the deeper reasoning behind their response and shared their story
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Somizi Mhlongo recently shared a clip of a brave young South African couple, called “Candy and the King,” breaking up intentionally hilarious moves on their social media platforms. After seeing their reaction, Brief News decided to get in touch with the couple.
Candy and the king left a comment on Somizi’s post that most did not expect. Expressing their feelings, the couple made it clear that not tagging them just isn’t cool.
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“We’re glad you find our content fun. Many of our East African fans enjoyed the video as well. It would have been great to collaborate and take you to other countries like Tanzania, Kenya and South East Asia. A tag would have been nice and actually necessary, as tagging the original creators is part of the creators code, ”commented @candy_and_the_king.
Speaking to the powerful couple on social media, Brief News immersed in what elicited this kind of response. Knowing the ins and outs of social media etiquette, Candy and the King taught us:
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“It’s not about recognition. It’s about using someone else’s content for personal gain. Brands do this all the time: take content that would typically cost them thousands of dollars to produce and use it to promote themselves or help them “go viral.” There is an industry standard that needs to be defined.
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“Creators, just like photographers / videographers, should be paid for their work. For too long, companies have taken advantage of creators and influencers. .
“We want influencers and creators to understand their value and value. No one should work for free. Now, when it comes to sharing content, it’s polite to ask and always tag them / @ mention them. It’s about giving credit where credit is due. “
It was after one of their loyal supporters tagged them in the post that Candy and the King saw that Somizi had used their clip and that’s when they ruled. They also reported the post to Instagram and quickly deleted it.
A little about the power couple of social media
Candy and the King are a South African couple who have been bitten by the travel bug and are using social media to share their trip.
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“We are Candy and Jonty King, a young married South African couple who travel and laugh a lot,” as they put it.
Besides traveling, laughing and creating awesome content, they also run a creative agency called King Code (@kingcodestudio), “where we offer social media management, website development, photography and videography. , but we teach other creators (and / or people who would like to become creators / influencers) how to do it ”.
Spreading the power of social media, the enlightened couple are “hosting social media retreats in Kenya.” They are also planning to launch a social media ebook soon and won’t stop there.
Where it all started for Candy and the King
It all started with a clip of the king eating noodles, Candy said. “I think the first TikTok video we did was in Laos. Jonty was eating noodles and we wanted to show the other side of the trip. That’s the raison d’être of our TikTok. Instagram is for those perfect shots and our TikTok is to showcase the food, culture, language and trends of unique places.
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Face the enemies
According to this pair, the enemies are the “ishs, in fact.” Candy claims that their “first hateful comment” made them vibrate. “We realize that we had ‘succeeded’. So, don’t be afraid of that nasty comment, because not everyone is hated, only the people who really make an impact.
Reaching out to other social media influencers and content creators motivated them to grow up. One account Candy and the King admire is Marie and Jake (@mariefeandjakesnow). “I (Candy) met them in Bali and they were incredibly encouraging. Marie actually told me that I had the perfect personality for TikTok and that I should start. So I did.”
Social media is a powerful tool, but like anything with a lot of power, it should be respected.