What’s social media all about? Keeping in touch with your family and friends, as well as making new connections, right? Well, it should be. But just like the internet, social media is a rusty double-edged sword laced with toxic goo—far from everything is as wholesome as the cat pictures you’ll find on Bored Panda.

Most people want to be loved, adored, and to be in the spotlight. In short, they want attention and adoration. Unfortunately, a sizeable chunk of humankind is prepared to do anything for that, morals, common sense, and decency be damned.

From acting plain idiotic to doing some downright immoral stuff that would make the local priest splash them with holy water, the people who are prepared to go to extreme lengths just for internet fame end up on the r/justforsocialmedia subreddit. Check out the best of the worst below, upvote the ones that impressed you with their awfulness the most, and share any similar stories in the comment section.

Bored Panda spoke about why some people tend to do pretty much anything for a splash of fame with redditor Blank-Cheque, one of the moderators at the 'Just For Social Media' subreddit. According to them, the internet is a contributing factor in hunting for attention. "I'd say a lot of these people would've done stupid stuff anyway, but the internet gives them extra incentive and lets them share it with others." Scroll down for their other insights.

#1

Killing A Dolphin For Selfies

Killing A Dolphin For Selfies

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

People are selfish imbeciles. This photo breaks my heart. Rest in peace, baby dolphin...Swim with the angels.

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His Beautiful Flower Field Got Trampled By Tourist

His Beautiful Flower Field Got Trampled By Tourist

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nanashi
Community Member
11 months ago

from the look in his eyes tells me he's done with the whole thing.

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#3

Gobsmacked

Gobsmacked

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Toby Grant
Community Member
11 months ago

People fuel these morons by liking their idiotic posts

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Subreddit moderator Blank-Cheque said that the internet has opened up a lot of different avenues for shooting to fame and glory through social media. All because of the changes in technology and the commodification of attention. "Seems like there's more fame to go around now, so it's easier for people to become briefly famous. Not sure if there are more people doing it but certainly more are successful."

What's more, the moderator doesn't believe that the people featured on the subreddit are giving up their morals in exchange for attention. Rather, "they may not have had them in the first place."

The ‘Just For Social Media’ online community on Reddit has 97.5k members and, even though they enjoy poking fun at people who are prepared to do pretty much anything for a sackful of silver and their 15 minutes of fame, they have some strict guidelines, too. So no sharing personal information for one, no matter how much you think that person might deserve it.

#4

Another Human Forgetting That We Share This Planet

Another Human Forgetting That We Share This Planet

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MrsPossum
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes, as someone who has worked with animals in the past.. Unfortunately, balloons do not float off to Heaven, they actually land in fields and kill animals. Please, please, find another way to celebrate or mourn that does not cause further suffering.

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#5

When You Adopt 7 Kids. And Use Them As Trained Pets To Make Money On Youtube

When You Adopt 7 Kids. And Use Them As Trained Pets To Make Money On Youtube

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nanashi
Community Member
11 months ago

these horrible people get to adopt children while gay couples looking for one in some countries were denied of such thing.

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#6

She Just Had To Get That Shot

She Just Had To Get That Shot

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
11 months ago

Wow i didn’t know people could come this stupid

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According to researchers, social media gives everyone the tools to live a life of constant exposure where they curate their experiences and are more and more worried about their visibility.

Of course, attention has its perks. They’re not just financial. We’re social animals, so we equate attention, likes, comments, and exposure with approval. And we’re hardwired to want approval because that means we’re more likely to not only survive but also thrive. However, there is a darker side to becoming famous on the internet.

Public opinion can shift at the drop of a hat and the approval you were soaking in just a moment ago can turn into criticism, threats, and even… forcing you to delete your social media accounts. Meanwhile, Psychology Today explains that a careless tweet or a dumb social media post can cost you your job even years down the line.

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This Dude Filled Up A River With Soap And Destroyed The Entire Ecosystem For Some Tiktok Clout And Thinks He Is Funny

This Dude Filled Up A River With Soap And Destroyed The Entire Ecosystem For Some Tiktok Clout And Thinks He Is Funny

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

The stupidest people think that they are incredibly clever because they can't tell the difference. I hope that he was arrested and made to pay perpetual restitution that would really bring tears to his eyes.

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#8

Not My Grandma??

Not My Grandma??

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
11 months ago

basically, ur grandma is a stranger to you now?

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#9

Sexually Assaulting Men For Tiktok

Sexually Assaulting Men For Tiktok

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LottieH
Community Member
11 months ago

Hope she was arrested!

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Playing around with fame on social media is a bit like a wish granted to you by the infamous monkey’s paw: be careful what you wish for—because you won’t foresee some of the consequences. Make sure you really want to get famous before you do something dumb for the attention. And remember, your morals are worth more than fleeting fame.

#10

This Girl Makes Tiktok Videos Of Her Forcibly Hugging, Touching Or Trapping Korean Men. This Is Not Okay Behaviour. In All Videos The Men Are Visibly Uncomfortable And Try To Get Away From Her, She Either Follows Them Or Will Not Let Go Of Them...if The Roles Were Reversed There Would Be Outrage

This Girl Makes Tiktok Videos Of Her Forcibly Hugging, Touching Or Trapping Korean Men. This Is Not Okay Behaviour. In All Videos The Men Are Visibly Uncomfortable And Try To Get Away From Her, She Either Follows Them Or Will Not Let Go Of Them...if The Roles Were Reversed There Would Be Outrage

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
11 months ago

This isn't okay anywhere but especially in a culture where you don't even talk to strangers let alone hug them... Gives us foreigners here a bad image

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#11

Exploitation, Plain And Simple

Exploitation, Plain And Simple

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
11 months ago

1. I hope this kiddo gets a sincerely LOVING family. 2. I hope her kids remember this when she's decrepit.

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#12

A Russian Model Risking Her Life For An Instagram Picture

A Russian Model Risking Her Life For An Instagram Picture

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
11 months ago

"Mama always says, stupid is as stupid does"

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#13

This Woman Stomped All Over The Plants In This Conservatory Despite Staff Repeatedly Asking Her To Stop To Get ‘Instagram Model’ Shots. The Area She Is In Is Off Limits

This Woman Stomped All Over The Plants In This Conservatory Despite Staff Repeatedly Asking Her To Stop To Get ‘Instagram Model’ Shots. The Area She Is In Is Off Limits

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

I hope that she was sued and made to pay all damages. And, then barred from ever entering the premises again.

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#14

Dude Is Flexing His Louis Vuitton Bag On Auschwitz Train Tracks

Dude Is Flexing His Louis Vuitton Bag On Auschwitz Train Tracks

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

This is so disrespectful to the victims of the Holocaust. Nevermind that this photo is grossly insensitive, but why do people post photos of themselves and their possessions? Are people that easily impressed by irrelevance? No one cares about this guy's common as heck Speedy bag.

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#15

Cute Girl... Cute Caption... Wait...

Cute Girl... Cute Caption... Wait...

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

Those people on that memorial plaque sacrificed their lives, so that you might have the freedom 'to create your sunshine". Have some respect, sunshine.

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#16

These Kids Were Absolutely Not Interested In Making The "Saving African Kids With My Presence" Pose For Instagram

These Kids Were Absolutely Not Interested In Making The "Saving African Kids With My Presence" Pose For Instagram

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

They’re all like, “who’s this fake-ass bitch?”

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#17

Parents In China Drag Their Child On Edge Of Hill Just To Take Photos

Parents In China Drag Their Child On Edge Of Hill Just To Take Photos

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
11 months ago

Nope. You lose your parental rights immediately.

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#18

They Basically Made A Pipe Bomb

They Basically Made A Pipe Bomb

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
11 months ago

Gender Reveal- , oh s**t, ummmm hey pal what gender is red with human chunks again?

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#19

We Found Another One!

We Found Another One!

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
11 months ago

the flowers are supposed to give away their lives for likes? nah man, ima just move to mars

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#20

Check Out Muh Tats Bruh

Check Out Muh Tats Bruh

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
11 months ago

That's pretty creative, ngl.

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#21

Apparently An Industrial Car Wash Hurts Human Flesh

Apparently An Industrial Car Wash Hurts Human Flesh

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nanashi
Community Member
11 months ago

pressurised water was also used to cut stones, what do they expect?

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#22

Using Real Reaction Of Divorce For Views

Using Real Reaction Of Divorce For Views

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Christine
Community Member
11 months ago

I wonder why his wife would ever want to leave him????

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#23

Number Neighbors

Number Neighbors

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로희
Community Member
11 months ago

The secondhand embarrassment is strong with this one.

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#24

Gotta Get That Funeral Shot For The Gram

Gotta Get That Funeral Shot For The Gram

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
11 months ago

When my mom died... A pic was the last thing on my mind...

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#25

Going Hiking

Going Hiking

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nanashi
Community Member
11 months ago

that's a backyard? wow I'm poor.

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#26

What The Actual F*** Was She Trying To Accomplish By Posting This

What The Actual F*** Was She Trying To Accomplish By Posting This

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
11 months ago

The hell

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#27

This Guy Spray Painting Rocks In Yosemite

This Guy Spray Painting Rocks In Yosemite

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Sam Kunz
Community Member
11 months ago

The look on his face says I need to be punched in the face. Hard.

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#28

Cutting Your Sons Hair And Making Him Cry For A Tiktok “Prank”

Cutting Your Sons Hair And Making Him Cry For A Tiktok “Prank”

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Adam C
Community Member
11 months ago

this is child abuse.

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#29

This Woman Throwing A Chair At Traffic

This Woman Throwing A Chair At Traffic

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

Ah, I remember this bimbo from Toronto last year. I believe the police had her arrested.

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#30

Purposely Throwing Plastic Straws Into The Lake

Purposely Throwing Plastic Straws Into The Lake

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Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

Don't ask me where I want to shove those straws.

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#31

Influencers Ordered A Bunch Of Stuff To Take Pictures For The ‘Gram But Didn’t Want To Pay.

Influencers Ordered A Bunch Of Stuff To Take Pictures For The ‘Gram But Didn’t Want To Pay.

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JuJu
Community Member
11 months ago

Didn't the server threw it over her in the end? I remember me celebrating that dude.

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#32

This Kids's Grandpa Is Actually Dying While He Is Recording A Musically, I Did Some Research, And The Grandpa Died

This Kids's Grandpa Is Actually Dying While He Is Recording A Musically, I Did Some Research, And The Grandpa Died

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
11 months ago

I was in denial that my mom was dying and I was 25. My bet is he was in denial. Or had been there all day.

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#33

She Says She’s Deathly Allergic To Blackberries And Then Proceeds To Eat One For A Tiktok

She Says She’s Deathly Allergic To Blackberries And Then Proceeds To Eat One For A Tiktok

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
11 months ago

You reap what you sow.

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#34

Hospital

Hospital

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
11 months ago

I've seen this exact image & captipn posted by so many different Twitter accounts so at least they're not all stupid enough to actually try it.

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#35

Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond

Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond

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Daria Z
Community Member
11 months ago

WTF?! 😲😳

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#36

Harassing A Taxi Driver Who Is Just Trying To Do His Job

Harassing A Taxi Driver Who Is Just Trying To Do His Job

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littlesaresare
Community Member
11 months ago

Arrest her for assault for christ sake. If the genders were reversed people would not find this acceptable.

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#37

Influencers Did It Again

Influencers Did It Again

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
11 months ago

Is she posing at a memorial?! I don't think I can keep scrolling this is just the worst of humanity

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#38

Youtubers Aren't The Smartest

Youtubers Aren't The Smartest

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MelFunction
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11 months ago

After reading the rest of the entries, I prefer the people that do this stupid crap to themselves. Leave other people and animals out of it.

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#39

This Guy Swallowed His Classmate's Airpod, He's Currently In The ER

This Guy Swallowed His Classmate's Airpod, He's Currently In The ER

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Did he rob from Diane Keaton’s wardrobe too?

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#40

Piece Of S*** Does A “Gender Revel” And Gets Glitter Everywhere In Home Depot

Piece Of S*** Does A “Gender Revel” And Gets Glitter Everywhere In Home Depot

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rgr8
Community Member
11 months ago

Why would anyone want to do a Gender Reveal at Home Depot?!

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#41

Santa Monica Woman Pretends To Board Up Windows Using A Worker's Drill For A Photo Then Drives Off In A Mercedes

Santa Monica Woman Pretends To Board Up Windows Using A Worker's Drill For A Photo Then Drives Off In A Mercedes

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Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
11 months ago

Um, weird and boring at the same time.

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#42

Taking A Meal Out Of A Restaurant Just To Get The Right Picture For Instagram Likes

Taking A Meal Out Of A Restaurant Just To Get The Right Picture For Instagram Likes

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nanashi
Community Member
11 months ago

I actually met someone who treated likes and upvotes like oxygen; they literally hyperventilate and get very anxious when they didn't get enough for one incredibly arranged/posed post. I don't know either to laugh at or pity them.

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#43

Way Too Young Mother Thinks Spraying Daughter In The Face Is Hilarious, And Has Done It More Than Once Per The Caption

Way Too Young Mother Thinks Spraying Daughter In The Face Is Hilarious, And Has Done It More Than Once Per The Caption

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
11 months ago

Poor sweet little girl. Stuff like this should be immediately taken down, and the account banned.

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#44

Destroying A Sand Sculpture

Destroying A Sand Sculpture

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like a “People of Walmart” person.

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#45

Caught Taking Christmas Pics In Front Of Her Neighbors House

Caught Taking Christmas Pics In Front Of Her Neighbors House

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
11 months ago

"I didn't mean to make it look like my home" liar liar pants on fire. She is just backpeddling cause she got caught

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#46

Worth It?

Worth It?

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DC
Community Member
11 months ago

Aren't that 51? I mean 110011 is ... 1+2+0+0+16+32=51 ... ?

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#47

Who Even Finds This Funny?

Who Even Finds This Funny?

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RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
11 months ago

You Tube and Instagram has made our youth into inconsiderate morons.

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#48

Killing Important Farm Insects For A Tiktok

Killing Important Farm Insects For A Tiktok

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Jihana
Community Member
11 months ago

Not only is he a douchebag, he is also bad at mathematics, 100 million ladybugs would cost him 75000$. I doubt that's worth 30 likes.

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#49

Why Would You Even Do That...

Why Would You Even Do That...

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Truth Monster
Community Member
11 months ago

Swerving is a trend. Its endangering a lot of kids.

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#50

Influencers Visiting Chernobyl With A Photographer And Lighting Team

Influencers Visiting Chernobyl With A Photographer And Lighting Team

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lara
Community Member
11 months ago

Another Darwin moment. I am enjoying these. Fewer contributors to the gene pool.

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