The small town of Pomfret, located in Vermont, is now banned for influencers, reports Unilad. The residents are at their wit's end...
The British media explains that the residents can't stand seeing a horde of opportunists arrive to take photos that they will later post on social media.
Some of them have launched a GoFundMe to better regulate access to their town.
"In recent years, Cloudland Road (and the small roads leading to Cloudland Road) have experienced an unprecedented increase in the number of tourist 'influencers' fueled by Instagram and TikTok, who make money through sponsors and have monetized and transformed a private house on Cloudland Road into a photo destination on social networks," the description of this virtual fund says.
"They and their followers have changed the landscape of the neighborhood to the point where the situation has become untenable," it can also be read.
"During the autumn, crowds typically reach hundreds of people at a time, and tourist bus companies have even joined the party. Cloudland and the surrounding roads become impassable in the fall, and tourists misbehave," it is also written.
"OUR PLEA is simple: as a community, the residents surrounding Cloudland Road have come together to work with the towns of Pomfret and Woodstock to bring back peace, security, and courtesy to the families who live here," it can also be read.
"The plan will require funding (estimated at over $25,000) for deputy sheriffs to provide temporary closures, as well as new and increased signage," it is also written.
At the time of writing, over $15,000 has been raised.