With all the celebrities, insta-famous fashion bloggers and beauty gurus, I find myself feeling pretty down after a long scroll through social media. “How can she look that good, all the time!?” “Is that even real!? Ugh, clearly it’s real, it’s on Insta!”
With all the celebrities, insta-famous fashion bloggers and beauty gurus, I find myself feeling pretty down after a long scroll through social media. “How can she look that good, all the time!?” “Is that even real!? Ugh, clearly it’s real, it’s on Insta!” Which is exactly the opposite of the truth, but through all the filters and selfie poses, Instagram makes the unreal more than real. I always find it most interesting to look through the “Explore” section as a lot of what appears there is catered to the type of Instagrams you follow and those in relation to the people you follow and was killing time with a look-through of mine, which of course contained make-up tutorials, models, and fitness junkies. But to my surprise and excitement, I landed upon the ridiculously funny and sarcastic account of Celeste Barber, a comedian who took to Instagram to mock celebrities and their ridiculous lifestyles and photos. Hysterical captions and crazy faces, Celeste has earned herself a large following of over 800,000 users. Automatically I had to follow her and had to write this post to share with all of you; if anyone even for a second is made to feel self conscious and outdone by any celebrity of insta-figure, you need to be following Celeste. In fact, regardless of what you think about celebrities, or your feed, for a laugh and some realism, you need to be following her.
“Don’t you hate it when your doing your nails in and you get a CRAMP!?!?”
“Setting up a @gofundme account to buy @chrissyteigen a bed. Pushing two chairs together to lie down is BULLSHIT.”
“Not tonight babe, I’m tired.”
“I seem to have lost my clothes. Again.”
Not only does she mock celebrities’ ridiculous pictures in unrealistic outfits and poses and relate them to your real life as a human being, but she also reveals the flaws in the outlook of our current culture, calling out the facts on pictures like both of Kourtney and Kim Kardashian’s revealing posts:
“This is a photo I’m recreating of @kourtneykardash. I’m pretty sure we are promoting talent, strength and women’s empowerment. Not just sex, as I originally thought.”
“New thought for the day.”
And this photoshoot of couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik and their falsified, highly admired relationship:
“Real love is perfect, flawless, acrobatic, stylised, timed and photogenic.”
And the unrealistic idea that this picture of Kim and Kanye is at all normal because, let’s be honest, it isn’t, and all because they are the celebrities that they are does not make it at all classy.
Lastly, my favorite, this hysterical caption about what all of us really go through during flights…
“Thank you @virginaustralia for sitting me in between 2 men who were 6 weeks into their ‘deodorant is for losers’ regime. And a big #shoutout to #jetsmarter for f*cking NOTHING.”
Overall, her sarcastic wit and realism sheds light on these not-so-realistic celebrity lifestyles and lets us all remember that we are all human and it’s okay.