Although everyone's been talking about the harm of social media to our mental health and are no longer taking everything that’s shared there for granted, photo editing apps are still in the game. And it seems like they won’t be going away any time soon.
A survey has found that a whopping 71% of social media users admit they edit their selfies before uploading. The percent is likely much bigger, since many Instagrammers tend to hide that fact from their audiences. Even if their pics speak louder than words...
So today we’re taking a look at some of the influencers that pushed the limits of fakery to a whole new level. Thanks to the subreddit “Instagram Reality,” which states that "It's unbelievable how some people get away with it while others don't!" we have quite a collection to look at and who knows, it may just put you off from Photoshop.
Thank You Tinder For The Incoming Nightmares Ill Have Tonight
Previously we spoke to the head moderator of r/Instagramreality nicknamed Zaza9000, shared some insights into the widely popular subreddit with 1M members. It turns out that recently, there's been more interest in video editing than photo editing, for instance. "Especially apps like Facetune2 and SNOW that allow you to edit your body and certain Instagram filters that can make your lips appear bigger and make your skin unrealistically perfect. Seeing them glitch in videos has been a really popular topic on the sub," they explained.
Someone Call An Ambulance
What is more, some Instagrammers go as far as faking their lifestyles just to get followers, so it’s not only looks that receive an extreme dose of “editing.” The moderator explained: “for us non-influencer, regular people, of course, travel isn't always an option, especially if it's just for a vacation away. Unfortunately, there have been a few influencers that don't care, to be blunt. Some of them feel like traveling and being on vacation is necessary and well-deserved even though people in the medical field, teachers, retail workers, etc. don't get to just jump on a jet and get away."
I Know That This Is Traditional Wedding Makeup… But The Amount Of Photoshop Is Just Insane
It’s no secret that addiction to social media has become a grim reality for many of these Instagrammers who desperately fake their entire lives. However, for a person to be addicted to anything means that the thing they're addicted to has taken over their lives, and that they as individuals have lost the power of choice.
“This is the effect that addiction has, it robs the individual of the ability to stop. Even if that individual is aware of the negative physical, psychological, or financial consequences, they still cannot stop. It is essential to not use the word 'addiction' flippantly; if a person is addicted, then they are in need of professional help and support," Albuquerque, the Head of Treatment for the UKAT Group, explained to Bored Panda. According to them, nobody should throw around the term “addiction” around that easily, although it’s clear that many Instagrammers fall into the category that defines this diagnosis.
I Really Thought At First Glance This Was A Sims Freeplay Edit
Watch Me As I Stand On A Narrow Ledge With My Perfectly Clean Bike On A Wet Day
Wonder How She Digests Food Without A Stomach, Liver, Kidneys And Intestines
One Of Her Edits vs. A Screen Shot From Her Live
A Certain Online Retail Store Is Getting Worse With Their Photoshop
Left Did Middle Dirty
Goes Out Of Her Way To Post That She's "100% Natural" And Her Followers Somehow Believe It.. First Picture On The Left Is A Recent Photo Someone Else Took Of Her That She Made Them Take Down Immediately
As If The Day Wasn't Beautiful Enough, Time To Ruin It With A Big Giant Fake Rainbow
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First Time Finding A Warped Fail In The Wild
Note: this post originally had 74 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.