The notorious 'King of Instagram' has launched into a feud with an Australian playboy over a controversial photo
But apparently, there's one Instagram-famous playboy named Travers Beynon who's managed to shock even Bilzerian - by walking his wife and another woman like dogs. Now, there's an apparent rivalry brewing between the two.
Beynon has an Instagram feed just like that of Bilzerian. He posts photos of his beautiful wife and his 11-or-so girlfriends, as well as incredibly lavish parties in his mansion on the Australian Gold Coast.
Earlier this week, he posted the photo of himself pulling his wife and another woman by their bikini straps while they walked on all fours. The post has since been deleted, but the Daily Mail grabbed a screenshot.
This photo on Beynon's page appears to have been taken shortly after the original. The caption reads, "I lost my leashes (bikini straps)? '50 Shades of Grey' is a nursery thyme... I'm more like a '1000 Shades of Black.'"
"I don't know this guy personally and I'm not usually one to judge without knowing, but I will say I don't think you should have a wife and children living in a house with naked girls and partying," Bilzerian said.
Indeed, Beynon has posted photos of his four children inside the mansion, which he calls the Candyshop.
"I also am respectful to women who treat me respectfully," he said, "and would never put my wife on a leash in the driveway for an Instagram pic... I'm all about living however you want, but if you make the decision to get married and have children, then you have an obligation to raise them in an environment that isn't going to ruin them, warp their perception of the world, or close doors for them."
"When you are single and have no dependents, you should be able to do whatever you want as long as it doesn't adversely effect other people," Bilzerian continued. "I've always stood for one thing, and that is having freedom, and part of that is the freedom to unapologetically be yourself."
After Bilzerian's comments were made public, Beynon went on an Instagram rampage, posting several photos that were apparently meant to respond to Bilzerian's statements.
"The Candyman and his biggest supporter," he wrote under the photo of him and his wife embedded below. "Haters only wish their wife [sic] back their husband 100% like my [sic] does."
He also blamed "tall poppy syndrome" for the hate he's been getting, while advising "anyone who has ever been bullied" to "stay strong, keep moving forward and you will overcome the adversity."
He also posted a screengrab of an email that he said was from Bilzerian, asking Beynon to come party with him in LA. Bilzerian said he never wrote it, according to the Daily Mail, and it's since been deleted.
By this point, though, Beynon appears to have gotten over it. Yesterday, he posted a series of videos that showed him arriving at a party via helicopter with bikini-clad women and Grecian-inspired soldiers surrounding him.
Despite Beynon's alpha-male appeal, he only has 238,000 followers to Bilzerian's 9 million - but with a few more strategic Instagram beefs, he could come closer to snatching Bilzerian's crown.
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