Now, influencers are faking their attendance at Coachella just for their Instagrams feeds.
Gabbie Hanna, with her 3.8 million Instagram followers posted a 23-minute long video explaining how and why she faked going to Coachella. She said that she have to wake up at 8am , dressed in festival clothes, took a bunch of pictures at her friend’s house in Marina del Rey and had another friend Photoshopped it. Just to be clear, the Photoshop is good, you can’t really notice it unless you are looking for it.
Why she did it? She basically wanted to expose how fake social media is. She claims to know some who had done it as well. Some double up their outfits and just go on weekend 1. Take a bunch of pics and post it as if they were there on the 2nd weekend. Gabbie says, “What I’m doing isn’t that far from reality anyways, I just not going to Palm Springs.”
We somehow already sense it, but she just brushes it under our noses. Is it worth the effort to do numerous times of outfit change simply to gain likes and approval from the people you don’t even know? However, those “likes” can be money now, and to be frank it seems easier than a 9-to-5 job.
It is actually very helpful what Gabbie did, it help us to further notice the phony in a fully calculated feeds. As colorful as someone’s Instagram account might look, we do not know how they actually got it; is it true? Or is it just an act?
Writer: Ervina Michelle Liem
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim
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