Essena O’Neill is the instagrammer, everyone seems to be talking about right now. She posted a 17 minute long emotional video about how she has skipped meals and spent hours trying to get that one perfect instagram picture. She couldn’t do it anymore and has now apparently deleted all her accounts.
Some people say she’s doing this for attention, some people say she’s doing this as a publicity move. I do feel sorry for her if this has caused her all this upset. I just want to put it out there, that not all instagrammer/bloggers do this.
We wouldn’t skip meals, we would post a photo of our dominos pizza we were about to scoff down. Some of us genuinely enjoy blogging and being active on instagram. We aren’t always after the money and it feels more like a hobby. The media has grabbed this story and portrayed bloggers and instagrammers in a negative light. Everyone, including Essena is saying ‘Social media is not real life’. This can be said for some people but not all.
We put things on instagram from the good parts in our lives, the little things that make us happy. Whether its new make up, a book, a coffee in the morning or a selfie of a day we thought ‘damn I look good’. Most people aren’t going to post pictures when they are crying, in the middle of an argument or in the middle of personal problems. We would get negative and horrible comments, accusations of begging for attention and making a already terrible time worse.
If I do feel bad, I like to look back on my instagram, see the pictures with my friends, memories and times of little things that make me happy. So don’t paint us all in a bad light, be happy, spread love and take that damn hot selfie!
How do you feel about this?