Jessy Taylor shares video crying over the prospect of a job (YouTube)
A social media influencer has filmed a tearful video lamenting the prospect of working a 9-to-5 job after her Instagram account was deleted.
Jessy Taylor, 21, uploaded the video, titled "Stop reporting my Instagram account" to her YouTube channel after seeing that Instagram had removed her account where she had more than 100,000 followers.
In the video, Taylor, from Tampa, Florida, cries at the thought of having to work a "normal" job and says she moved to LA to get away from the prospect.
"I am in LA because of this. I'm in LA because I want to be on Instagram," Taylor says in the video. "I'm nothing without my following. I am nothing without my following."
According to the star, who said she previously worked at McDonald's and as a "prostitute," she is not cut out for a 9-to-5 job because she has "no job qualifications" and brings "nothing to the table".
In the video, which has been viewed more than 193,000 times, Taylor also appeals to those who she believes have reported her Instagram, telling them she has been trying to be a "f**king better person".
"I want to say to everybody that's reporting me - think twice because you're ruining my life, because I make all of my money online, all of it, and I don't want to lose that," the 21-year-old told her more than 4,000 YouTube subscribers.
The social media influencer also asked that people imagine what it is like to be in her position, telling her viewers: "Try to be in my shoes for once because I guarantee you, none of you would last in my shoes."
Taylor has since created a new Instagram account where she has nearly 4,000 followers.
But despite rebuilding her following, Taylor has received a mostly critical response to her emotional video.
"Learn a trade," one person commented. "Stop being so damn self-entitled."
Another said: â"If you're nothing without followers, then you were nothing to begin with."
Last year, Elle Darby, a UK-based social media influencer also posted a tearful video to YouTube after she was publicly banned from a Dublin hotel for asking for a free stay.
At the time, Darby defended her career as an influencer and said she didn't feel she had done anything wrong.
Micro-influencers, which are influencers with followers in the thousands range, can make thousands of dollars per post, while social media stars with followings of more than 1m can make more than $100,000 per post.
The Independent has contacted Jessy Taylor for comment.