Janet Jackson (Ms. Janet) caught some flack for taking down videos, and in some cases entire accounts, on Instagram that featured clips from her Unbreakable world tour. Now, Janet is issuing an apology.
“I love and appreciate my fans,” she wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “I enjoy watching the short video clips . . . Please keep posting them.”
“My team is passionate about protecting the intellectual property we are creating . . . Permitting the use of long clips does present a contractual problem for these projects. I hope you understand. I trust the fans will use their short recordings for their own memories and to share on their social media networks of choice.”
Instagram did release a statement stating that they may have had some ownership in the video’s being taken down:
“In this instance we have identified a bug that resulted in the removal of accounts that shouldn’t have been removed,” said Instagram. “We have fixed the bug and are in the process of restoring the impacted accounts.”