At this point, Instagram looks like an alternate universe. A place governed by its own laws. A place, where the ultimate creator is photo editing software.

In fact, it's so full of fake influencers, there's even a subreddit dedicated to calling them out, r/InstagramReality. "Social media is a breeding ground for Facetune and Photoshop," the online community writes on its page. "It's unbelievable how some people get away with it while others don't!"

These Internet detectives are on the quest to expose those who have taken it too far: guys who make their biceps so big, they warp the space-time continuum, women with skin so smooth, you can't tell where they chin ends and their necks begin, they're all here.

When you're done scrolling, check out our earlier articles on the subreddit here, here, and here.

#1

I'm Calling Emergency Services. This Injury Is Serious

I'm Calling Emergency Services. This Injury Is Serious

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow it’s like those old trees that consume the fence around them

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#2

I’m Sensing A Filter

I’m Sensing A Filter

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

Dang that is a heavy filter

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#3

Holy Hand Difference, Batman

Holy Hand Difference, Batman

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Iffydust
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1 year ago

Its the claw!

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In an earlier piece on r/InstagramReality, Bored Panda spoke to Siobhan Ward, a primary therapist at Life Works, a rehabilitation center that provides treatment for addictions and eating disorders, about the scope of social media addiction in the United Kingdom.

"If you broke 'social media addiction' down into categories, it would encompass other process or behavioral addictions such as porn and gambling, as well as eating disorders, especially predominant with the likes of Instagram," Ward explained. "It may be that the addiction is not with the social media itself, but the social media has become a tool of other addictions."

The therapist thinks people can't stop faking and editing their Instagram photos (even when it's an obvious lie) because of brain chemistry. "Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that comes into play with the addict — it is what tells us that we enjoy something and therefore need to do it again as it gives us pleasure."

"If the person is taking a lot of selfies that have to be 'perfect', then maybe they are not addicts. Instead, this could be a sign of a possible narcissistic personality disorder. Also, if someone is posting pictures to get as many likes as possible, they may not be getting certain needs met in their life. They may not have the love, support, or even safety that they need now or that they needed when they grew up and therefore have had to find another way to fill that hole," Ward said.

#4

Jeebs

Jeebs

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would you want to look like that?

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

They are doing it for us so we can have this post today and laugh our asses off 😅😅

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Ancsuri
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1 year ago

She is like the shrink head in Beetlejuice

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't judge too hasty.. maybe she opened a sarcophagus and got her head shrunk by an ancient spell and doesn't know it yet

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

XD

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Ara
Community Member
1 year ago

The poor thing has microcephaly

Raven Sheridan
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1 year ago

I can't stop staring at her tiny little head!

Michael Sanders
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1 year ago

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 year ago

Tiny head (which used to be called a pinhead), puffy lips, teeny-weeny nose, small-ish waist, and boobs from armpit to waistline. Yeah, no. This doesn’t happen in nature.

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

Pinhead

Jubum
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like something I would expect in "Mars Attacks"

Bryan Graham
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1 year ago

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Luna Lovegood!
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like Kim K accidentally got her head chopped off, and now it's re-growing slowly.

LadyDelynn
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't 'get' why so many people want a barbie size head on a human body?

Moonscorpion
Community Member
1 year ago

Jeebs lol

kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

even the playmobil figurine look more human than that!

Ciara Stone
Community Member
1 year ago

Her shoulders look bigger than an NFL linebacker's

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Was that taken at Area 51?

Sinkvenice
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like she has microcephaly for goodness' sake.

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
1 year ago

She reminds me of the shrunken head dude on Beetle Juice

Evelína Zlá
Community Member
1 year ago

She reminds me of those lil head things from the Super Mario Bros. (1993) movie....

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Who shrunk her head!?!?!?

Enamelcamel
Community Member
1 year ago

Did she remove the lower half of her head ... and insert it directly into her chest? Her head is literally HALF THE SIZE of that left boob!

Danie
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahahaha !! 😂😂

Marky Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

She shrunk everything on the head except the lips?

Toni Convens
Community Member
1 year ago

She is in a museum, maybe this is an exhibit about shrunken heads in the Amazone.

Mary Haynes
Community Member
1 year ago

I see nothing but duck lips.

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
1 year ago

She's the opposite of a T. Rex...she has a little head and big arms.

Thomas Afonso
Community Member
1 year ago

Eww this is honestly super gross

Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes, someone sprinkled a head shrinking dust on her head

Sally Prosser
Community Member
1 year ago

Her wee head...

Phica Afton
Community Member
1 year ago

That's kinda scary

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello, pinhead!

Benjamin Thor Collier V
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a dried-out lizard stretched over a toothpick...

Artoonist Corine
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of the head-shrinking scene in the end of Beetlejuice.....

Ale Rumba
Community Member
9 months ago

MARS ATTACK AT THE MUSEUM

Ben Press
Community Member
9 months ago

She should be put out of her misery

Kim MacDonald
Community Member
9 months ago

Whats up with her nose?

J
Community Member
11 months ago

Why is her head so tiny?

Donna Gettings Apperson
Community Member
1 year ago

They do realize we can see them, right?

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad to see somebody so disfigured!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Jocularity!

°-. *white~wolf* .-°
Community Member
1 year ago

Your head is so small. I--I'm just annoyed right now. Literally, like... yeah.

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG- Men in Black mate for the guy in the hidden gun shop

Gillian Marr
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the guy in the waiting room in Bettlejuice !

Gillian Marr
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the guy in the waiting room in Beetlejuice!

Seabeast
Community Member
1 year ago

Pinhead.

Mina Minx
Community Member
1 year ago

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I really hope that this photo is far from reality. Otherwise she's ready to explode like a dead whale on the beach.

Ava Lasley
Community Member
1 year ago

when your boobs are bigger than your brain

Donna Johansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Perhaps the boyfriend said he'd 'like a little head' and she went and got this done

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 year ago

Waaaaaa??? Microcefalic!

Marco Conti
Community Member
1 year ago

I never believed the "ancient Astronauts" BS, but I may reconsider...

Bee Diaz
Community Member
1 year ago

They walk among us!

Tiffiny
Community Member
1 year ago

This reminds me of the goombas in that one Super Mario movie

Kathrin
Community Member
1 year ago

wait isnt that lady dimitrescu?

Renata Davies
Community Member
1 year ago

do you know that alien dude in the first men in black who could re-grow his head but its really small at first? thats her head

Nancy Lynch
Community Member
1 year ago

Did she forget to pay the witch doctor?

Vyvyan Tan
Community Member
1 year ago

*Beetle Juice*

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

The incrediable shrinking head!!! Mummy's curse!

Ed Martin
Community Member
1 year ago

They tried to look like Angelina Jolie and it failed & looking like freaks

Jennifer Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

is this at the British museum?

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

Her lips are absorbing her head.

LJ williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Lope sided and that head is way to small for the body

Mike Weber
Community Member
1 year ago

Alice the Goon?!?!?!

Shoddy
Community Member
1 year ago

I had to think about the title for a second.

Oogiebogieaugiedaddy
Community Member
1 year ago

Man hands, jacked up lips and a pin head. Ancsuri got it right!!!!

Mel
Community Member
1 year ago

Has to be a trump supporter with that little head and brain.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 year ago

Ma'am, this is a museum, not Evil Genius 2.

Just me
Community Member
1 year ago

wow...She looks like the Goombas in the Super Mario movie.

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

The original pinhead?

Alex the awful German
Community Member
1 year ago

"the arrival"

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

How can anyone think this looks natural?

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

You mean the sunglasses in a museum? Yeah, so, so weird.

Hugo A-niro
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a stacked Angelina jolie

Mary Veltri
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would you wear sunglasses in a measeum? Don't you kinda wanna see the stuff?

Doubleheader
Community Member
1 year ago

"Oh, Ethan Winters... I've come for you..."

Katrina Pinkston
Community Member
1 year ago

A shrunken head is a look now? 🤣

Clearly sunny
Community Member
1 year ago

😂😂😂 hilarious.

Stephanie Thesing
Community Member
1 year ago

Microcephaly is nothing to joke about! 😉

Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm trying to figure out, if you cover over the gigantic boobs, does her head still look so tiny? It does... but not AS tiny. Who would have thought that a side effect of an extreme boob job would be that it made your head look tiny?

Noel Benavente
Community Member
1 year ago

Couldn't help it... tenor-60b7...5b-png.jpg tenor-60b7ef14b6f5b-png.jpg

Milord Cutter
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't that Angelina Jolie?

Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy mama look at those lips

K1tt3n
Community Member
1 year ago

Do people really fall for this???🤨

Gi Ku
Community Member
1 year ago

actually some korean instagramers do like this look. they do like lots plastic surgeries to have more like western countries but in really they look like over cooked barbies, long necks, tiny faces, large breast long legs and wide hips...

Sarah McGinness
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that slenderman’s sister?

4848532
Community Member
1 year ago

She got her breast- and head sizes switched.

Janet C
Community Member
1 year ago

I find her incredibly unattractive. Yuck.

The Dave
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s pretty hilarious right there!

Cain Hargreaves
Community Member
1 year ago

Her head is so tiny! I can't stop laughing at it!

Doob
Community Member
1 year ago

"Oh yes", said the museum tour guide, "and this is one of our very ugly mannequin displays."

Eva Schmutz
Community Member
1 year ago

I think that is in Chicago at the university at Chicago

Marion
Community Member
1 year ago

Gives me the creeps

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
1 year ago

Am I the only one who sees a face on her bag and can't stop laughing?

Samantha Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

She just got the latest cosmetic trend done, it's called baby head!

Kelzbelz79
Community Member
1 year ago

Ffs

Julie Harden
Community Member
1 year ago

Her boob is bigger than her head. Lol. I bet her hand is bigger than her head as well.

Ben Steinberg
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks like something from a Tim Burton movie...

sofacushionfort
Community Member
1 year ago

They gave the winged bull man five legs. This Instagram fakery goes back farther than we’d realized!

JP
Community Member
1 year ago

She made her head smaller than her neck! SMH

S
Community Member
1 year ago

Shrunken head

Ember
Community Member
1 year ago

Slender woman?

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
1 year ago

She told the sphinx she wanted to give a little head

あんぱんまん
Community Member
1 year ago

oh i see it..... of course i love the stone art there... 0-0

Sel Bonda
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing bold "cut"!

Austin Alexandersson
Community Member
1 year ago

good representation of what is her grey matter mass

Lisa Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

Dear god....

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#5

Internal Organs? Never Heard Of 'Em

Internal Organs? Never Heard Of 'Em

Negative_Splace Report

Shelley Morrison
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewww, what is wrong with people?

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#6

She Could Be An Olympic Swimmer With Those Flippers!

She Could Be An Olympic Swimmer With Those Flippers!

AndreasBerthou Report

あんぱんまん
Community Member
1 year ago

wow....

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Interestingly, being reminded that social media is fake can also 'fill' us. In a 2019 study, researchers decided to investigate the effect 'Instagram vs. Reality' pictures (the ones containing side-by-side photographs of the same woman, one an idealized depiction and the other a more natural depiction) have on body image.

They got together 305 women aged between 18 and 30 years, the largest demographic group of Instagram users. The sample had a mean age of 25.34 years, and their mean body mass index (BMI) was 26.98, indicating a slightly overweight sample. The majority of participants identified as Caucasian (69.2%), followed by Latino/Hispanic (11.8%), African American (10.2%), Asian (6.6%), Native American (0.3%), and 'other' (2.0%). The participants were randomly assigned to view one of three sets of Instagram images over a period of time: 'Instagram vs. reality" images, the 'ideal' side alone, or the 'real' side alone.

#7

You Have Got To Be Kidding Me

You Have Got To Be Kidding Me

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Shelley Morrison
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1 year ago

why would anyone want to look like that????

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#8

She Forgot The Reflection In The Glass

She Forgot The Reflection In The Glass

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Shelley Morrison
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

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#9

No Face Texture

No Face Texture

OpnerOner Report

TmKhr
Community Member
1 year ago

Little bunny is cute, the guy not so much

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"[The study found that] viewing the 'Instagram vs. reality' and real images resulted in decreased body dissatisfaction relative to the ideal images," the researchers wrote. "Furthermore, the detrimental effects of appearance comparison were much less marked for the 'Instagram vs. reality' and real images than for the ideal images. It was concluded that 'Instagram vs. reality' and real posts have the potential to bolster women's body satisfaction, but more research is needed to assess their longer-term impact."

Siobhan Ward said that we need to become aware of what we believe we are getting from the Internet in order to start resisting its temptation. "By understanding why [we] turn to the Internet, [we] can start to think about healthier ways to meet these needs."

#10

Nearly Had A Heart Attack When I Opened Tinder This Morning

Nearly Had A Heart Attack When I Opened Tinder This Morning

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Ancsuri
Community Member
1 year ago

Gollum... is that you?

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#11

I Was Shopping Online When I Saw This Dress... And Those Shoulders...

I Was Shopping Online When I Saw This Dress... And Those Shoulders...

saithesti Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice, natural way to hold a purse as well

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#12

Faking Swimming With Sharks Is A Thing Now I Guess, By Blatantly Stealing A Background Image From The Internet

Faking Swimming With Sharks Is A Thing Now I Guess, By Blatantly Stealing A Background Image From The Internet

ElonTheRocketEngine Report

Yettichild
Community Member
1 year ago

But wait. What IS a group of sharks called?! I must know!

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#13

I’m Speechless

I’m Speechless

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Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

D: ARGHAGHHH

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#14

Ok These Are Getting Ridiculous...

Ok These Are Getting Ridiculous...

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Lisa Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

New goal - butt triple times as big as the head

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#15

That Is One Giant Hand

That Is One Giant Hand

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Sel Bonda
Community Member
1 year ago

Bold lady! Seems the hand has been pretty busy with the works.

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#16

I Can’t Decide If This Is A Joke Or Someone Actually Thinks This Is Believable...

I Can’t Decide If This Is A Joke Or Someone Actually Thinks This Is Believable...

sierradwilson Report

Shelley Morrison
Community Member
1 year ago

Aliens are real!

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#17

Seems Legit (It's A Real Profile From Facebook)

Seems Legit (It's A Real Profile From Facebook)

CyberBuda Report

TmKhr
Community Member
1 year ago

Must be an old building for having bent door and walls

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#18

Found In The Wild - Why Would Anyone Even Post This?

Found In The Wild - Why Would Anyone Even Post This?

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
1 year ago

Dr. Who, anyone? "Moisture me!!"

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#19

Chin To Neck Transition?

Chin To Neck Transition?

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 year ago

I've seen photo-realistic paintings that are more realistic than this

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#20

Found On Amazon Reviews

Found On Amazon Reviews

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 year ago

Did she paste someone else´s face on?

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#21

Banana Hand

Banana Hand

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 year ago

Must be the spawn of Chthulu to have a tentacle like that...

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#22

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

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Juliet Hadaway
Community Member
1 year ago

Clark kent plus ken

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#23

Chin, Meet Photoshop

Chin, Meet Photoshop

ALittleGoat Report

oli
Community Member
1 year ago

Johnny Bravo?

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#24

I Can’t Look Away... The Eyes, The Teeth... So Bright. The Mouth... So Large

I Can’t Look Away... The Eyes, The Teeth... So Bright. The Mouth... So Large

TheMiddleE Report

Sel Bonda
Community Member
1 year ago

Blow this up, hang inside house, no evil spirits!

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#25

This Is Not How Real Hair Looks Like Bro

This Is Not How Real Hair Looks Like Bro

Kingmenudo Report

Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 year ago

Now they make video game characters that look more realistic.

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#26

Forgot To Photoshop The Other Boob

Forgot To Photoshop The Other Boob

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Shelley Morrison
Community Member
1 year ago

Boob deflation at it's worst.

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#27

Nice T-Rex Arm

Nice T-Rex Arm

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Austin Alexandersson
Community Member
1 year ago

and a T-rex bum to match

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#28

Same Girl, 10 Year Difference (In Photoshop Skills)

Same Girl, 10 Year Difference (In Photoshop Skills)

UselessBrakes Report

Lisa Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

She is already pretty on the unedited photos.

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#29

Ahh, They Definitely Look Alike Alright

Ahh, They Definitely Look Alike Alright

"Anyone think my mom and I look alike!? I'm 22 she's 44!"

ennortz Report

Austin Alexandersson
Community Member
1 year ago

yep, alike! both as fake

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#30

Was Reading An Article About Photoshop Fails On Instagram. This Was One Of The Examples

Was Reading An Article About Photoshop Fails On Instagram. This Was One Of The Examples

NoButterOnMyBread Report

Bored Batgirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would you need to add trees to this background??

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