…that I absolutely hate.
Read on to see if what you think is annoying has made my top 5.
I love Instagram, there’s nothing I like more than pressing search and just scroll until the sun comes up. Of course I have my favourites that I check everyday, others that I forget about for a while. However, every time I scroll my feed, I am inundated with people doing the same annoying things.
Below is a list of just some of the things that bugs me on Instagram.
Disclaimer: These opinions are all my own. They are solely opinions. They are not intended to offend, purely entertain.
Shaking the head and finger
You know the type, the thumbnail is them doing something really bizarre like cut their eyelashes. However, when the video starts, they go to do said action, then shake their head in a “uh-uh” kind of way. I think they think it’s cute. It’s about as cute as when you lovingly spot a dog in the park, then realise it’s just about to do a shit.
Acting goofy for the camera
It’s not big, it’s not clever, and it certainly isn’t funny. That’s what my teacher told me when they caught me bunking class in year 7. The same applies to these type of Instagrams. It’s being silly for silly’s sake. It’s usually the people who aren’t naturally funny and think that’s what being funny is. We’re not laughing with you, we’re laughing at you.
Plumping lips off camera
They may not be filled with collagen, but those lips aren’t natural. Of course, this is only speculation and I can’t definitively say that a person has plumped their lips before they pressed record. However, on too many occasions have I noticed a little light red bruising around the skin. Or just before they apply the liquid lipstick, their lips are a bit too juicy. It’s hard to describe, but when you see it you know.
Be a clone of every other person on Instagram
What happened to originality these days?! Ok, I’ll calm down the old lady rant. However, the point still stands. It’s all about the aesthetic, darling. Because it’s so easy to curate your own Instagram through apps like Planoly, it kind of takes the authenticity out of it. I want to see the truth! I want to see no make-up selfies that aren’t posted as a #Brave #TheRealMe rant. I want to see mismatching colours and ugly laughing faces.
Diet Tea/ Juice/ Pill sellers
DO NOT BUY THESE! They are all essentially laxatives that makes you shit out essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs. They can make you seriously de-hydrated and do some real damage to your body. They taste like poo and isn’t going to detoxify your body from the Friday night kebab and five pints of Strongbow Dark Fruits. the before and after results you see everywhere are mostly likely images taken from people who worked genuinely hard to achieve results through diet and exercise. Ether that, or they’re extremely posed and edited. All the celebrity endorsements you see are bought and paid for. No celebrity will find this naturally and think “wow. I have to tell people”.
What do Instagrammers do that piss you off? Let me know below in the comments.
See you next time!