It has become fashionable to publicly shame influencers, and people are seemingly calling them out at every opportunity. From distasteful antics at Chernobyl to swimming in pools of toxic chemical waste, these symptoms of a narcissistic rude people do seem to go out of their way to advertise their stupidity – it appears that there is little they won't do for a few likes on Instagram pictures.

Society has a way of reigning in bad influence, however, and the current trend of 'shaming' those influencers who go too far seems to be affecting. Bored Panda has collected a list of times when people decided that enough was enough, and set the limit as to how low the bar of an Instagram influencer's self-obsession can go.

What do you think? Are you influenced by what you see people doing in Instagram photos? When does taking risks to look 'cool' go too far? Scroll down to check out the list below and share your thoughts in the comments!

#1

Woman Stomped All Over The Plants In This Conservatory For Instagram Shots Despite Staff Repeatedly Asking Her To Stop

Woman Stomped All Over The Plants In This Conservatory For Instagram Shots Despite Staff Repeatedly Asking Her To Stop

This woman, in her quest to show off to maximum effect on her social media, stomped all over the plants in this Conservatory despite staff repeatedly asking her to stop.

According to Rainy_Day_May, who uploaded the pic on Reddit, "She was asked by multiple people to stop and ignored everyone. Security eventually came and escorted her and her photographer out of the building. Both were asked to not return."

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

She should have been removed from the premises and been banned. So disrespectful.

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#2

Instagram Model Compares Her Life To Rice Workers, Gets Called Out For Being Insensitive

Instagram Model Compares Her Life To Rice Workers, Gets Called Out For Being Insensitive

Instagrammer Natalie Schlater has 12K followers and 652 posts under her belt, but this particular one caused a lot of heat online.

At first glance, this picture of Schlater in a bikini in front of a rice farm looks a lot like her other uploads. But it’s the caption that stands out. “Thinking about how different my life is from the man picking in the rice field every morning,” it read.

People immediately thought Natalie came across as a shallow, entitled person but the woman herself said it the whole thing was a big misunderstanding.

Perhaps if these influencers didn't feel the need to accompany these 'deep and meaningful' thoughts with pictures of their asses, people might not find them quite so ridiculous?

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

She should be ashamed of herself and I hope she is!

Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

She has no shame

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

if you want to put picture or yourself in underwear fine, but Don't compare yourself to people who really working their ass off instead of showing them

Evan Martin
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1 year ago

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@kjorn how exactly is it wrong to think about how your life is different from someone else's. She's not even really comparing...the level of group think in BP's comments is crazy. If you've ever traveled abroad, I can guarantee you've thought about how your life is different. If she wants her audience (which certainly doesn't need to include you if you don't want it to) to see that, I don't see how that affects you in the least. No need for so much hate and judgment! You my sir are a high horse rider.

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lailyfnoor
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Well, if she's dressing inappropiately like that in public space, people in there (I guess it's Canggu, Bali-Indonesia) will consider her as mentally ill person. That's the thing, that makes her different from normal hard working farmer from the picture

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm thinking the man working has no desire to "work" with a scantily clad child who speaks no Chinese (I'm guessing) and knows nothing about the paddy fields or rice horticulture.

Biopithecus
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people think with their butt?

Victoria Pitt
Community Member
1 year ago

the thinkini comment was really funny actually. lol

Cute_Angel
Community Member
1 year ago

People use "deep" thoughts to make photos of their behinds seem "inspirational"

Celia
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would you wear a swimming suit nowhere near a beach or a pool??

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

She was thinking "oh, I thought I could swim in the rice fields", and when she arrived it was just a f*ck moment. But then, she had an idea, to take a pic as well...

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Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

As we say where I'm from: "She left her shame underneath her grandmas bed in the village!"

THE GUY
Community Member
1 year ago

The man picking that rice is doing a lot of hard work unlike her being a lazy ass

Sebastian Melmoth
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t think such people are capable of shame (or even deep introspective thoughts). Vain, egotistical people truly believe they are the center of all that is and that any problems rest with others. What I cannot understand, is why people feel the desire/need to follow such people...I would say that is stems from a life without direction or satisfaction that leads one to try and vicariously live through another’s life. Not saying that it’s necessarily bad to follow an “influencer” , only that I do not understand it. Joseph Campbell said something to the effect that, when on one’s journey in life, if you see a path that’s already cleared, you’re on someone else’s path; do not take it, we all must make our own. To go down another’s path is to live an unauthentic life that pretty much leads to an empty unfulfilled existence

A
Community Member
1 year ago

"thinkini", lol!

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't imagine how stupid she must be. I shame that people like she has the possibility to travel. So shallow. Stay home!

Koalamonster
Community Member
1 year ago

Such a lack of empathy. Essentially using those people as props.

Miss_Olivia
Community Member
1 year ago

He has a job and works hard for his money. You don't

beaulatte
Community Member
1 year ago

𝙛 𝙖 𝙢 𝙚 𝙬 𝙝 𝙤 𝙧 𝙚 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sandra Simpson
Community Member
4 months ago

thinkini 😂😂😂

Zoe Kay
Community Member
10 months ago

Unbelievable, these people are...No shame at all. Also so rude too.

Brittany Washington
Community Member
12 months ago

His life is probably better. Fresh air not insecure and seeking attention from random strangers.

Deni La Force
Community Member
1 year ago

Her whole entitled, tone deaf, disconnect from reality is nauseating. So is the juxtaposition of her nasty ass as the focus over simple poor rice farmer. Trash.

Tom Theodore
Community Member
1 year ago

Thinking about how different my life is than the girl in the picture that has to pick the underwear out of her ass every day!!

Lucy Shupe
Community Member
1 year ago

Sorry she can’t have “deep thoughts”, that requires intelligence. I’m pretty sure she has none.

Janet Judd
Community Member
1 year ago

Put some clothes on and go home. You're an embarrassment.

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
1 year ago

Douche bag!

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

why block out her cheeks, you can see the same thing on any public beach

Jennifer Erdossy
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't think that's how you "pick" rice. I'd give points for trying but the whole point here is shame. Shame!

Alejandro Suarez
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe she didn't even knew about rice farmers before.

Glynis Lailann
Community Member
1 year ago

Real people who have good thoughts don't have to advertise it - they just are.

Kikka io
Community Member
1 year ago

the big problem is that the photo depicts the thinking part of the influenser. that then what will be influenced, I didn't understand it. do I follow in the footsteps going to take pictures in bichini in a paddy field? but she went to bend her back and pick up some rice, which then would make her understand the difference between her and the man who works.

Charlotte Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

I see she is down to 4000 followers and has made her account private ,why would 4000 people want to follow this moron ??

mithril
Community Member
1 year ago

Speaking for all the guys out there: Why the censorship bro? Why?

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
1 year ago

12K makes a person an influencer?! Yay, I only have 11,991 to go!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

"Influencers" -- famous for nothing.

Bonita
Community Member
1 year ago

What an absolute asshole. Hahah

Zaheen Muhammad
Community Member
1 year ago

She's beautiful

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I would like to see her work in that field in a bikini.

Arief Wibowo
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol that man might be as happy as her - or more! Believe me, I live surrounded by humble people who live their live by simplicity, down to earth, being grateful, and never feel they're better than other human. :)

Arief Wibowo
Community Member
1 year ago

Besides, that man is working in paddy field to feed his family and probably woke up early every morning. For the people who live in a country that eat rice as the daily meal, that man is a hero. Which part of her life is make a different, again? Bitch please.

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Nia Loves Art
Community Member
1 year ago

Honestly, I thought the reaction was too harsh. She was at least trying to be appreciative and introspective. Not sure why she is wearing a bikini though.

Arief Wibowo
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah, she's just thinking that she has "better life". Which one you called it appreciative?

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Doraine Ostrom
Community Member
1 year ago

Stupid

Sugar Latte
Community Member
1 year ago

The man probably looked over and was like “what’s that woman doing in a bikini?!”

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

The first comment made me laugh :D

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
Community Member
1 year ago

These influencers are incapable of "Deep Thoughts". They are as shallow as the mirrors they love to gaze in. Compassion and empathy is also needed here but obviously lacking.

Booboo Askim
Community Member
1 year ago

How is she influencing... By sticking her naked ass as the center point of this picture. Pretty much tells me not to bother following anything this concieted fool writes since she is only interested in flaunting her naked body. Basically tells me she has nothing of any importance to say....

Jomar Costales
Community Member
1 year ago

can someone kick her big fat ass into the rice field and let her have a taste of mud and rice leaves?? and make her work in the field also

Evan Martin
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah...real classy Jomar. "I'll propose violence because I don't like your picture"

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#3

When You Come To Auschwitz Museum Remember You Are At The Site Where Over 1 Million People Were Killed. Respect Their Memory. There Are Better Places To Learn How To Walk On A Balance Beam Than The Site Which Symbolizes Deportation Of Hundreds Of Thousands To Their Deaths

When You Come To Auschwitz Museum Remember You Are At The Site Where Over 1 Million People Were Killed. Respect Their Memory. There Are Better Places To Learn How To Walk On A Balance Beam Than The Site Which Symbolizes Deportation Of Hundreds Of Thousands To Their Deaths

People that choose to visit Auschwitz could go to pay their respects, learn about the true extent of human barbarism and come away deeply affected; using the knowledge and empathy gained from the experience to become a more caring person.

Or, they could disrespect and disregard the gravity of the site, learning nothing while looking for photo opportunities to impress their Instagram followers with.

The Auschwitz Museum urges people to do the former - using the site as a background for your selfies is disrespectful and unnecessary.

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Herb Eaversmells
Community Member
1 year ago

It doesn't compare to horror of Auschwitz, but I remember having that same feeling at pearl harbor. People taking silly photos, pretending to,shoot down planes etc. Meanwhile just below the,surface is the grave of over 1000 soldiers on the Arizona.

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#4

Doing Yoga On The Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Doing Yoga On The Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Similar to Auschwitz, these somber memorial sites are there to remind us of the horrors of our past; they are places of learning, reflection and introspection.

Visiting these places and making them all about yourself is not only extremely narcissistic, but disrespectful to the memory of those who were affected by tragedy.

This woman was called out on the subreddit r/trashy for striking a yoga pose on a Holocaust memorial in Berlin, where comments were divided on the intention of the artist who created the memorial.

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C
Community Member
1 year ago

Perhaps they should make these sites 'phone free'

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#5

Instagram Influencers Called Out For Incredibly Dangerous Kiss

Instagram Influencers Called Out For Incredibly Dangerous Kiss

Kelly and Kody, also known as ‘positravelty’, are 'adventurers' who spend their time travelling (AKA looking for photo locations) to share their images on Instagram.

This photo was criticized by some of their followers, however. It depicts the pair kissing while Kelly hangs over the side of an infinity pool, with a steep drop beneath her.

Why? Because apparently it shows trust and Kody's manly, popeye-like strength. The problem with dangerous shots like this is that influencers tend to all follow each other, and a 'trend' shot like this one is sure to lead to an accident at some stage.

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

If she fell then they only have themselves to blame. I don’t sympathise with blatant purposeful stupidity.

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#6

Instagram Influencers Called Out For Incredibly Dangerous Kiss On Moving Train

Instagram Influencers Called Out For Incredibly Dangerous Kiss On Moving Train

This is another example of influencers following each other. Someone first took a pic of themselves hanging off one of the 'blue trains' in Sri Lanka a few years back and now the trains are full of Westerners all hanging out trying to capture the very same shot.

Belgian couple Camille and Jean, known as ‘backpackdiariez’ on Instagram, just had to take the unoriginal idea a step further and up the risk factor. Their kiss over a bridge prompted people to question why, and urge others not to copy this dangerous pose.

What the Sri Lankans must think, with their trains suddenly full of camera wielding, seemingly suicidal Westerners trying to capture the same shot, is anyone's guess.

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Some “influencers” certainly have a death wish.

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#7

This Vigilante Shames Influencers For Bad Behavior In National Parks

This Vigilante Shames Influencers For Bad Behavior In National Parks

It's one thing making yourself look stupid with your complete lack of tact or self-awareness, but something else entirely when you damage the environment while doing so.

The Instagram account Our Public Lands Hate You is part of a trend of shaming irresponsible behavior on America’s public lands. The account's vigilant exposure of misbehaving influencers has so far lead to some of them losing deals with brands, as well as investigations from the National Park Service.

"I started this account about a year ago after a backcountry hike in Idaho where I noticed a ton of disrespect towards our public lands including people carving their names into trees, camping in off limits areas, having fires where they weren't allowed, leaving campfires burning unattended, shortcutting switchbacks, and other behavior that degrades our public lands, Steve, the man behind the account, told Bored Panda.

"After seeing the results of that disrespectful behavior, I decided to create an IG account to share the damage that I was seeing and vent my frustration in the hopes of bringing awareness to the issue and getting people to be more aware of the impact of their actions. The reason I choose IG as my platform was because I had noticed an increase in the number of "influencers" using our public lands as a backdrop to advertise products, services, and themselves, and much of the content these influencers were sharing featured illegal and/or environmentally harmful content."

"I believe that rather that influencing people toward good behavior, many influencers are only thinking about how they can create the most visually appealing content that will garner the most likes and make them the most money. Anything relating good stewardship of the land they are using to create their content appears to have become an afterthought for the vast majority of influencers. I also think that many influencers believe the rules don't apply to them for some reason."

"With over 58,000 followers, the goal of the account is twofold. First, we provide educational content using good and bad examples to SHOW people how to become between stewards of their public lands and provide visuals about what good behavior and harmful behavior looks like. Second, we reshare harmful and illegal content, primarily from large influencer accounts, that is publicly posted to social media so that that everyone can see what these influencers are promoting, and leave respectful, educational comments if they see fit. If influencers are not capable of holding themselves accountable for the respectful treatment of our public lands, then all of us, the people that own those public lands, have a right to voice our opinions and let these influencers know how we feel about their actions."

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Please excuse my ignorance but why is laying in a poppy field on public land illegal? Either way I don’t approve of what they are doing.

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#8

Instagrammer Called Out For Faking Her Trip To Paris

Instagrammer Called Out For Faking Her Trip To Paris

WIth its bevy of filters and editing tools, most Instagram photos are already far from the actual reality. For some influencers though, the fakery doesn't go far enough, and they resort to photoshopping to engineer an even more absurdly false version of their lives.

Swedish influencer Johanna Olsson got in hot water for trying to fool her followers during a trip to Paris, which, she assures everyone, did actually happen.

"I wanted to talk a little bit about the pictures I posted in Paris. So, I did one picture, shot it and didn’t think it looked that nice… so I took a different background and put the background into it," she explained in an Instagram story.

"And when I put it up nobody noticed so I thought, this is good. So I admit it wasn’t my finest Photoshop skills. Now in Sweden this thing has gone crazy and TV shows want me to come on and talk about my ‘fake travelling’."

"It’s a bit ridiculous I think. There are a lot of influencers out there that use Photoshop in birds, rainbows or crazy skies and I could do that but I don’t like that. I just wanted to make that clear that I was in Paris, but I did Photoshop the background, but I’m not going to take them down because it’s a collaboration and they’re nice pictures – it’s a good outfit!"

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Cyndi H
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahah... that is so badly done... At least I got a good laugh out of it

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#9

Hbo ‘Chernobyl’ Creator Calls Out Influencers After These Pictures

Hbo ‘Chernobyl’ Creator Calls Out Influencers After These Pictures

On the back of the success of HBO’s Chernobyl, influencers have been flocking to Pripyat to pose for photos, giving little historical context about what actually occurred there but pulling plenty of the usual vapid, cliched poses that we’ve come to expect from these people.

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Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

oh well there's enough radiation left there to cause some damage if they overstay their welcome... Some people are just so vapid

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Instagram "Influencer" Called Out By Her Own Dad For Claiming To Have Heterochromia

Instagram "Influencer" Called Out By Her Own Dad For Claiming To Have Heterochromia

With so many influencers out there clamouring for attention, each claiming to be special, you have to go a long way to stand out.

This girl, influencer and model Sarah McDaniel, decided to claim that she had Heterochromia, a condition that creates a difference in the colors of the iris or skin.

McDaniel was called out by infamous exposer Celebface, who posted a childhood photo that showed McDaniel with matching brown irises.

“Expectation: A poor girl with different-colored eyes,” Celebface wrote. “Reality: An ordinary liar who had eye color surgery and tells everyone about her ‘real’ heterochromia now.”

McDaniel's estranged father apparently confirmed the lie, when commenting on one of her Instagram posts.

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

What a ridiculous lie, how could she think she could get away with it.

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#11

We Want To Thank All Of The Brave Influencers Who Have Donated Completely Unrelated Thirst Traps To The Victims Of The California Wildfires

We Want To Thank All Of The Brave Influencers Who Have Donated Completely Unrelated Thirst Traps To The Victims Of The California Wildfires

How do you express remorse and condolences after a terrible tragedy? Personally, if I don't have contact with those personally affected, I keep my thoughts to myself.

These people saw the opportunity not only to show the world how sincere and caring they, but also to crowbar in another photo of themselves and their athletic bodies - just to add to the gravity of the situation.

Because nothing screams solidarity in grief more than smiley, sexy photos of oneself, does it?


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Iris
Community Member
1 year ago

Mhmm, I am so sad, I take most of my clothes off and strike a pose, thats how sad I am !

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#12

Every Girl Dreams Of Growing Up And Doing A Sponsored Post For Bang Energy Drink On Their Wedding Day

Every Girl Dreams Of Growing Up And Doing A Sponsored Post For Bang Energy Drink On Their Wedding Day

I guess this is a way to help pay for that expensive wedding... Not exactly a picture of romance but at least this doesn't harm anyone or anything beyond the bride's dignity, which surely took an absolute battering. I mean, a cheap and nasty energy drink? At least if you are going to sell out on your wedding day, you could choose a classier product.

Each to their own I guess?

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Gerry Higgins
Community Member
1 year ago

She got money to pay for her wedding..... It's not your wedding so why do you care?

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