Chef Edgar Nunez explained that he refused to invite influencer Manuela Gutiérrez to dinner for free in exchange for publicity
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The popular South American chef Edgar Nunezowner of one of Mexico City’s most exclusive restaurants, rose to prominence for refusing to partner with a famous Colombian influencer, Manuela Gutiérrez.
Not only did he deny her dinner, which should have been free, but he also did posted his request on Twittertaking the opportunity to define “international freeloaders” all those who take advantage of the high number of followers to get advantages.
Who is Manuela Gutiérrez
It is certainly no secret that with the boom of social platforms, influencers have started offer their visibility in exchange for products, holidays, lunches and dinners free.
This time, however, the South American girl did not go as she hoped: in addition to humiliating no, after the spread of the news she was in fact targeted by the irony of the web.
Manuela Gutiérrez is a 28-year-old content creator. She was born in Medellin, Colombia, she has been registered on Instagram since 2012, where for about five years she has been sharing her numerous trips to paradisiacal destinations. It’s about a food-travel blogger.
The Influencer’s Request
The Colombian influencer made her request for collaboration through a private message, which was then published entirely by Edgar Nunez on his Twitter profile via a screenshot.
“He how are you? – She wrote to him – Your restaurant is simply spectacular! I will be in Mexico later this month with my fiance, I would like to know if it is possible to make one advertising exchange“.
Explaining that working with him would be a honorthe influencer pointed out that in exchange for a meal for two he would show all his Instagram followers the excellent services of the restaurant. Categorical no of the Mexican chef.
The answer from chef Edgar Nunez
“And in my favorite section ‘international freeloaders’ I leave Manuela (who has a quarter of my followers, ”he wrote Nunez in the post accompanying the screenshot, which he collected over 13 thousand likes.
The well-known chef specified that he does not need people to take advantage of saying that they go to eat his food, “which normally they can’t afford“. “Why would I want to appear on the feed of someone who is not into food and who only uploads photos in a bathing suit?” She pointed out.
Then he specified that influencer is not someone who “makes you buy something, but someone who changes your life, who helps you and improves you without receiving anything in return“.
The replication of the influencer
The reply of Manuela Gutiérrez. The Colombian food-travel blogger tried to put a point on the issue by showing her displeasure.
“Many content creators pay us to advertise their services – he wrote – if I have offended the chef with my request, I apologize“.
It must be said that the controversy has also had a positive side: the resonance of the news has in fact led the influencer to increase his followers. From about 65 thousand they have become more than 105 thousand.
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