Comedian Ashley Hesseltine, the brains behind the Instagram page '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, mainly 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 on Instagram, leggings and all the other things associated with being basic 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 are able to 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 -- 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 photos for me, and when the blog started going viral, the idea for the 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 them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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LOttawa 3 weeks ago

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

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Wanda Queen 3 weeks ago

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

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Lola 3 weeks ago

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

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Wanda Queen 3 weeks ago

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

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

Looking great guys!

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

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

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Renae Hislop 3 weeks ago

I really hope the background has been edited in !

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DonkoTheBronco 3 weeks ago

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

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

He's cute. The little mermaid is jealous.

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Kevin Donegan 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

Me too tbh

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Daria B 3 weeks ago

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

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Lunar Eclipse 3 weeks ago

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

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

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

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MissDemeanour 3 weeks ago

When is the baby due?

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Birdgirl45 3 weeks ago

Lol can relate (;

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Slune 3 weeks ago

Talented hoppers

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Renae Hislop 3 weeks ago

This guy has the best friends ever

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Danielle Holder 3 weeks ago

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

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My O My 3 weeks ago

Nice 😋

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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks ago

lmao

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Hassini 3 weeks ago

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

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Daria B 3 weeks ago

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

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Aria Whitaker 3 weeks 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~ 3 weeks ago

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

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Dre Mosley 3 weeks ago

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

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LOttawa 3 weeks ago

Finally, a picture with a dog.

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LOttawa 3 weeks ago

Dude in the back: WTF are those.

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Justine P. 3 weeks ago

Okay but where's the cheese on the pizza?

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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks ago

This one is cracking me up so bad!

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diane a 3 weeks ago

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

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Taryn Wallace 3 weeks ago

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

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Birdgirl45 3 weeks ago

He's rocking those shades

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MammaG 3 weeks ago

The candles are a nice touch.

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Katherine Cor 3 weeks ago

his a natural

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My O My 3 weeks ago

Cute 😊

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Anouk 3 weeks ago

Errmmm....this is a thing?

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My O My 3 weeks ago

*singing

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diane a 3 weeks ago

Love the matching budgie smugglers

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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks ago

I need that ginormous pizza

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Wanda Queen 3 weeks 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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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

Boy band promo photo from the 90's

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Jennifer Nettles 3 weeks ago

Yep.

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Aussie Stace 3 weeks ago

Everyone alway thinks me and my bestie are dating

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PyroarRanger 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

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JozeeMom 3 weeks ago

Hurry UPPPPP before I slide down this hill girl!

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JozeeMom 3 weeks ago

I'm your friend till the end...

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JozeeMom 3 weeks ago

Because being BASIC is exhausting dah-link.

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JozeeMom 3 weeks ago

Heyyyyyyy. How yew dewinnnnn?

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Lunar Eclipse 3 weeks ago

Same

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

This looks like a telenovela promo pic

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Munteán Erik 3 weeks ago

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

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JozeeMom 3 weeks ago

Cuz later I will blame on the alcohol.

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Kiya Ward 3 weeks ago

you sure have some extra hairties

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Serbob 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

Loving the polka dot socks.

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Yvi Ge 3 weeks ago

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

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Kiya Ward 3 weeks ago

thats NOT A NORMAL THING

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UnicornHuman 3 weeks ago

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

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Lina Sho 3 weeks ago

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

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