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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1 year ago

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

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Wanda Queen
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LOVE the toes. Perfect touch. 10/10 ;)

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

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Wanda Queen
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He's actually kind of rocking that bikini.....

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

Looking great guys!

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

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

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Renae Hislop
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1 year ago

I really hope the background has been edited in !

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DonkoTheBronco
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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

He's cute. The little mermaid is jealous.

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Kevin Donegan
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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

Me too tbh

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Daria B
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1 year ago

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

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Lunar Eclipse
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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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

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MissDemeanour
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1 year ago

When is the baby due?

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Birdgirl45
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1 year ago

Lol can relate (;

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Agnes
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1 year ago

gimme

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Slune
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1 year ago

Talented hoppers

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Renae Hislop
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1 year ago

This guy has the best friends ever

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Danielle Holder
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1 year ago

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

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My O My
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1 year ago

Nice 😋

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Mother Mary Helen
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1 year ago

lmao

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Hassini
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1 year ago

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

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Daria B
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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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

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Dre Mosley
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1 year ago

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

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LOttawa
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1 year ago

Finally, a picture with a dog.

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LOttawa
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Dude in the back: WTF are those.

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Justine P.
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1 year ago

Okay but where's the cheese on the pizza?

MammaG
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1 year ago

Looks like fresh mozzarella rather than a blanket of the processed stuff.

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Bettye McKee
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1 year ago

Oh, silly, it's a strawberry and banana pizza.

Katie Bear
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1 year ago

Where's the D&D and horror movies! Or that is just me?

Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Don't remember eating in bed with my besties. Floor, sofa sure. Bed? Nah.

Lola DM
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1 year ago

Having spritz with pizza is an insult to both spritz and pizza

Kiya Ward
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1 year ago

and girls XD

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Máyumi Kakizaki
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1 year ago

Why do “we” sleep naked?

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Mother Mary Helen
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1 year ago

This one is cracking me up so bad!

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diane a
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1 year ago

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

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Birdgirl45
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1 year ago

He's rocking those shades

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MammaG
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1 year ago

The candles are a nice touch.

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Katherine Cor
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1 year ago

his a natural

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My O My
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1 year ago

Cute 😊

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Anouk
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1 year ago

Errmmm....this is a thing?

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My O My
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1 year ago

*singing

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diane a
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1 year ago

Love the matching budgie smugglers

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Mother Mary Helen
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1 year ago

I need that ginormous pizza

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Wanda Queen
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1 year ago

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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Renae Hislop
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1 year ago

Accurate :)

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Mother Mary Helen
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1 year ago

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

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Samantha Bing
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1 year ago

Boy band promo photo from the 90's

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Jennifer Nettles
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1 year ago

Yep.

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Aussie Stace
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1 year ago

Everyone alway thinks me and my bestie are dating

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PyroarRanger
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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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

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JozeeMom
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1 year ago

Hurry UPPPPP before I slide down this hill girl!

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JozeeMom
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1 year ago

I'm your friend till the end...

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JozeeMom
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1 year ago

Because being BASIC is exhausting dah-link.

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JozeeMom
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1 year ago

Heyyyyyyy. How yew dewinnnnn?

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Lunar Eclipse
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1 year ago

Same

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

This looks like a telenovela promo pic

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Munteán Erik
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1 year ago

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

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JozeeMom
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1 year ago

Cuz later I will blame on the alcohol.

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Kiya Ward
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1 year ago

you sure have some extra hairties

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Serbob
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1 year ago

I'm guessing that swimsuit is like a cheap hotel.... no ballroom. (old joke)

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Not a thing that happens.

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

What sort of advice is that? Pretty sure I can't make money off of eating food and looking at pictures of cats

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Terri Mitchell
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1 year ago

Loving the polka dot socks.

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Yvi Ge
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1 year ago

Red wine and white blankets....real good combination.

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Kiya Ward
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1 year ago

thats NOT A NORMAL THING

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UnicornHuman
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1 year ago

"really, boo? I'm just getting started"

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Lina Sho
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1 year ago

Hilarious!! Yes many girls do these and only to show off

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