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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2 years ago

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

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Anouk
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2 years ago

Rocking that outfit dude!

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

Looking cute too!

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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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2 years ago

Looking great guys!

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

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Renae Hislop
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I really hope the background has been edited in !

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Anouk
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2 years ago

love this one!

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years 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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2 years ago

He's cute. The little mermaid is jealous.

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Lola
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2 years ago

Oh god the one with the red shorts!

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years 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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2 years ago

Me too tbh

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Daria B
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2 years ago

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

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Lunar Eclipse
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2 years 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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Me too tbh! Love the cucumber slices on the nipples as well!

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Body positivity for guys as well!

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Birdgirl45
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2 years ago

Lol can relate (;

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Agnes
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2 years ago

gimme

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Kiya Ward
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2 years ago

wasnt THIS JUST HERE

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Renae Hislop
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2 years ago

This guy has the best friends ever

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Renae Hislop
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2 years ago

Actual friend goals

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Kiya Ward
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2 years ago

the one guy sunbating in the back

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Mother Mary Helen
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2 years ago

lmao

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MammaG
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No, just you.

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Daria B
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2 years ago

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

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MammaG
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Not even girls.

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~Milo~
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2 years ago

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

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Been to a lot of hotels, all over the world, and have never taken a photo like this.

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LOttawa
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2 years ago

Finally, a picture with a dog.

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nazan fidan
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hahahah outfit wise

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Lola DM
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2 years ago

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

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Mother Mary Helen
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This one is cracking me up so bad!

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Renae Hislop
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My anaconda don’t want none unless...

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nazan fidan
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haha so relatable

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~Milo~
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Pepsi > Coke

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MammaG
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The candles are a nice touch.

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No woman does this.

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Would they even get their own tree?

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Anouk
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Errmmm....this is a thing?

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2 years ago

*singing

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diane a
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2 years ago

Love the matching budgie smugglers

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Mother Mary Helen
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I need that ginormous pizza

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Wanda Queen
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2 years 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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Accurate :)

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Mother Mary Helen
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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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2 years ago

Boy band promo photo from the 90's

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Jennifer Nettles
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2 years ago

Yep.

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Aussie Stace
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Everyone alway thinks me and my bestie are dating

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Scarred.forever.and.ever.

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Kiya Ward
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2 years ago

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

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JozeeMom
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2 years ago

Hurry UPPPPP before I slide down this hill girl!

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JozeeMom
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2 years ago

I'm your friend till the end...

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JozeeMom
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2 years ago

Because being BASIC is exhausting dah-link.

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JozeeMom
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2 years ago

Heyyyyyyy. How yew dewinnnnn?

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Lunar Eclipse
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Same

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

This looks like a telenovela promo pic

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Munteán Erik
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2 years ago

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

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JozeeMom
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2 years ago

Cuz later I will blame on the alcohol.

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Kiya Ward
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2 years ago

you sure have some extra hairties

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Serbob
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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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2 years 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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2 years ago

Loving the polka dot socks.

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Kiya Ward
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wasnt this just here

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Kiya Ward
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2 years ago

thats NOT A NORMAL THING

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UnicornHuman
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2 years ago

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

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Kiya Ward
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2 years ago

FOR THE THIRD TIMEEEEEEEE

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