Hipster Barbie Is Quitting Instagram Because Nothing Good Lasts Forever
Update: In what might be the most authentic post ever by Socality Barbie, the person behind the account announced she is shutting it down. Similar to another Instagram celebrity's post, the owner, Darby Cisneros, wrote that creating the photos ". . . has [opened] the door to a lot of great discussions like: how we choose to present ourselves online, the insane lengths many of us go to to create the perfect Instagram life, and calling into question our authenticity and motives." Cisneros is leaving the account active for an unknown amount of time for people to enjoy. You can read why Cisneros quit below.
Hey guys, my name is Darby Cisneros and I am the creator of SocalityBarbie. I just wanted to introduce myself and thank all of you for enjoying this account. I started SB as a way to poke fun at all the Instagram trends that I thought were ridiculous. Never in 1 million years did I think it would receive the amount of attention that it did but because of that it has open the door to a lot of great discussions like: how we choose to present ourselves online, the insane lengths many of us go to to create the perfect Instagram life, and calling into question our authenticity and motives. It's been a blast running this account but I believe SB's work here is done. I will be leaving this account open for a while for people still want to look through and enjoy it. Again, thank you for following along. If anyone has any questions or just want to say hi feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ✌️#RIP (account NOT for sale)
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Original story: Scrolling through Instagram means always seeing at least one picture of someone's coffee, a landscape, or a food item — all perfectly decked out in the right filter and caption. For many people, these types of photos invoke feelings of envy, but one Instagram account is trying to change that by parodying the lifestyle.
The account follows Socality Barbie, a hipster Barbie doll who is all about "living authentic." She's always on an adventure, with her beanie and stylish backpack in tow, showing off a life that many millennials attempt to showcase on Instagram. The account was created by a wedding photographer who wishes to remain anonymous and who wanted to mock these types of photos. "I get it, it's pretty to look at," she said to Wired. "But it's so dishonest. Nobody actually lives like this. And it's so overdone that it's becoming boring."
The account is extremely popular, with over 20,000 followers at this point, probably because we love to hate this type of aesthetic. Browse ahead to see what it's like to finally realize it's Barbie's world and we're all just living in it — and trying to act just like her.