The reality television starlets took a stand regarding the forthcoming shift, both expressing their disdain in their own posts.
Khloe indicated that she may begin the New Year without an Instagram account- "Wow…I just read over Instagram's new policy...so sad, looks like I might be deleting my instagram after Jan 16. I hope something changes."
Meanwhile Kim, the website’s most popular member with approximately 5.8 million followers, said she wanted nothing to do with the new rules. "I really loved Instagram :-( I need to review this new policy. I don't think it’s fair."
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom attempted to quell the uproar. "Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period."
"I always want you to feel comfortable sharing your photos on Instagram and we will always work hard to foster and respect our community and go out of our way to support its rights.”