Daryl Aiden Yow claimed to be a professional photographer, but an exposé on Singapore news site Mothership showed that he’s probably more of a professional “photoshopper”.
The 27-year-old Instagram influencer, who has more than 100,000 followers and has worked with global brands including Uniqlo, Topman, SK-II and Michael Kors, has broken his silence a day after he became the talk of the town.
On his latest Instagram post, which features just a black square, he said: “The outrage regarding how I have conducted myself is justified and I accept full responsibility for my actions and all consequences that arise from those actions…
“I was wrong to have claimed that stock images and other people’s work were my own. I was also wrong to have used false captions that misled my followers and those who viewed my images.
“Having marketed myself as a photographer, I fell far short of what was expected of me and disappointed those who believed – or wanted to believe – in me. For all of that, I apologise.”
He also asked for a second chance. “I know I have erred and hope that I will be given the time and space to grow and better myself. For those who have stood by me, I would like to thank you and hope that I will be able to earn such kindness in the future.”
His post received more than 1,800 likes at last count and he hasn’t lost too many followers.
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