Comedian Ashley Hesseltine, the brains behind the Instagram account 'Bros Being Basic' is well aware of the irony that has grown around the concept of being 'basic.' What began as a snooty insult that poked fun at middle-class, basic white girls who blindly follow mainstream trends, it took on a life of its own as more people became familiar with it.

Over time, girls who love pumpkin lattes, pouty selfies in Instagram photos, leggings and all the other things associated with being mainstream decided simply not to care and started to celebrate their basicness instead. And because one of the main characteristics of being basic is not knowing that you are basic, this self-awareness took the sting out of the insult completely. Because why should anyone be looked down upon for the things they choose to like?

“The reaction has been nothing but positive,” Ashley told Bored Panda. “It almost feels more like paying homage to women instead of mocking them. I'm a female and a feminist, so I'm naturally able to create content that's not going to be offensive to women, and on top of that, our awesome female followers can laugh at themselves and their own "basic" tendencies.” “Parodies done in the right way are always funny, and the content is just so relatable to both sexes. And at the end of the day, a lot of the content isn't even guys mocking girls or reversing the gender roles -- it's them being themselves. Guys can be JUST as basic and thirsty as girls on Insta!”

Ashley got the idea for the page back in 2014, when the 'basic' trend started to take off. “I had an idea for a post on my blog, What If Guys Acted Like Girls on Instagram?” she told us. “I recruited all my guy friends to create the Basic Bros photos for me, and when the blog started going viral, the idea for the funny Instagram account was born. I (with the help of my friend Travis May) launched the account on Thanksgiving Eve, and it blew up immediately.”

Such is the popularity of our Basic Bros (865k followers on Insta and counting), we have previously featured them here and here. But now we've decided that it is high time for some more! Scroll down below to check the funny photos out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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LOttawa
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww ,the second to last guy is blowing a kiss.

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Lola
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, always touching the hair. What’s up with that?

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Kaisu Rei
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me after crossing one thing off my to-do list for the day

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DonkoTheBronco
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is sort of off topic, but whoever took these photos is an amazing photographer!

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Kaisu Rei
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish guys were this supportive of their bro getting engaged/married instead of doing a bunch of ball-and-chain jokes!

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JozeeMom
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's cute. The little mermaid is jealous.

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Kevin Donegan
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm gay so I know what I'm talking about .... Calling them "girls" is a sign of respect in a kitchy sort of way.

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Kaisu Rei
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why don't guys pose like this more often though, it looks really good!

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Daria B
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, the asphalt, the concrete... So natural. ♥

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Lunar Eclipse
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovin the santa skirts And that guy in the corner in front of the lamp...

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Kaisu Rei
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too tbh! Love the cucumber slices on the nipples as well!

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Danielle Holder
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guy in the blue seems the only one comfortable grabbing another guys ass.

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Hassini
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is actually super cute! they are totally rockin it!

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Daria B
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Careful with those kinds of boots. They're super comfortable and warm, but fungus is painful.

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Aria Whitaker
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All of these "#notallgirls" posts are kind of a bummer. Ladies...they are kidding. Lighten the hell up, it is good-hearted fun and I am sure they are smart enough to know that not all 3.8 billion females on Earth act this way.

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~Milo~
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dont get why every girl gotta tilt the leg? XD

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Dre Mosley
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And there it is, the #NotAllGirls crowd who cant just take as light-hearted humor.

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diane a
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Envious -The guy in the pink looks way better in it than I ever would - Lol

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Taryn Wallace
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Idk where this pic was taken but damn I want to live there!!

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Wanda Queen
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They don't wear pants?? * goes to get college kid out of bed to make sure she wears pants on campus *

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Mother Mary Helen
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if he's aware that he has antlers growing out of the back of his head...?

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Ina Šantaraitė
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually have done this with couple of my classmates at the same time in massage's class 😂 other's were looking at us like wtf

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly Belle and Snow White are slaying! All the other ones are too! We need a gender bent version of Disney movies ASAP.

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Kiya Ward
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

replace the book with a phone and yes there is me for ya

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JozeeMom
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hurry UPPPPP before I slide down this hill girl!

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JozeeMom
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because being BASIC is exhausting dah-link.

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Kaisu Rei
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like a telenovela promo pic

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Munteán Erik
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It feels more natural than some serious ones on FB/Instagram.......

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