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Here's What Happens When Famous People Support #TeamTerry

Fans expressed disappointment Friday after rapper Mykki Blanco posted an Instagram of him and Terry Richardson.

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Early Friday morning, June 20, New York-based rapper Mykki Blanco shared this photo of himself and Terry Richardson, with the caption "#TeamTerry."

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The photo was taken during a November 2012 shoot at Terry's New York studio. Richardson also photographed Blanco in 2011 for a Happy Socks campaign, along with A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, and Sky Ferreira.

Backlash against Terry Richardson intensified this week after a New York magazine cover story, in which "Uncle Terry" denied years of allegations that he coerces models into performing sexual acts during photo shoots.

Fans of Blanco, who sometimes performs in drag, also expressed disappointment on Twitter:

Really disappointed that Mykki Blanco is choosing to publicly stand with #TerryRichardson and advocate for #teamterry

J P@jaypeasey

Really disappointed that Mykki Blanco is choosing to publicly stand with #TerryRichardson and advocate for #teamterry

11:57 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So disappointed that Mykki Blanco is a Terry Richardson apologist.

megan eilish bae@woolfhall

So disappointed that Mykki Blanco is a Terry Richardson apologist.

6:13 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

ew Mykki Blanco supporting Terry Richardson makes me so uncomfortable

Electra @electrasinclair

ew Mykki Blanco supporting Terry Richardson makes me so uncomfortable

6:33 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A spokesperson for Mykki Blanco declined to comment.

Mykki Blanco responded to criticism of his Instagram, writing on Twitter that he'd rather be unpopular that participate in "crucifying."

I'm not in the practice of vilifying or crucifying. If empathy is unpopular then I'll risk being unpopular.

Mykki Blanco@MykkiBlanco

I'm not in the practice of vilifying or crucifying. If empathy is unpopular then I'll risk being unpopular.

3:03 PM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If my compassion is distasteful then so be it

Mykki Blanco@MykkiBlanco

If my compassion is distasteful then so be it

3:04 PM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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