It seems that everyone knows an influencer somehow. With TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, it's hard not to know. They're everywhere, and seeing them in the wild is becoming more and more common.
But what about the people who are "normal" that call them friends? What is it like to be close to someone who lives in their own little world like that? Luckily, someone on Reddit was smart enough to ask, and we have the answers.
The Convenience Of An On-Screen Boyfriend
It's unfortunate that this person went through that experience. At the start of the relationship, they were probably both happy and had the best of intentions.
But that social media monster likes to sink its claws into whatever it can.
That's A Big Red Flag Right There
If someone ever said to me that "we are all using each other for something," it would call into question the entire relationship's nature from the beginning.
Besides, what would be in this for the friends? Sounds like a bad time.
Every Moment Is Experienced Secondhand
Let's get real for a minute. Could you imagine not living in the moment? That all your life experiences would only be experienced when you later watched them on your social media channels?
As Bianca Del Rio would say, "beauty fades; dumb is forever."
I Promise You, No One Cares
This is what gets me about the influencers. This woman literally thought if she didn't post that, people would think she died or something.
No one cares that much, at least the majority of us anyway. Just admit that this is for your own satisfaction.
Seven Figures? I'm Interested
Let's break this story down for a moment. These people are mad because their annoying friends vacationed with them in the SOUTH OF FRANCE and posted on social media about it.
The same social media account that made me them seven figures? At a certain point, you just have to respect it.
It's All Smoke And Mirrors
Yes, just like so many of us had expected, the social media influencer is a faker.
Maybe not all of them. I believe Kylie Jenner is as rich as she says she is. But these people who are just ordinary people like me? I'm not buying it.
This Is Kind Of Sad
There is a dark side to these things. At the time, it probably feels like the greatest thing to happen to you, but the deeper you get, the harder it is to come out.
Maybe she should start being honest with her fans about how annoying they are. Then maybe she'd be less famous.
They Couldn't Have Shared Their Snacks?
This would be dangerous. Think about being woken up at 3 a.m. and how out of it you are.
Would you really trust yourself to post something coherent on your social media accounts at that time? No way.
Maybe They Aren't Lies To Her
How frustrating would it be to see someone who had an easy time going through one of the worst times of anyone's life talk about how difficult it was for them?
If you didn't have an awkward, ugly teenage phase, then you haven't earned the right to cry about it online.
This Is Just Too Much
After a certain amount of time, you would think that people might catch on.
Unless she's really good at pretending to be her husband...or what if her husband doesn't even exist?! That would be a plot twist.
The People Deserve To Know
This is why no one should be envious of another person's life because it's probably fake. At least, if you're basing your opinions on their social media accounts.
Whenever someone comments "goals" on one of their posts, it is one strike against them. How many until they're out? Stay tuned.
His Social Media Is His Girlfriend
After they approached enough people on the street who didn't know who he was, you would think that he would stop.
You never know, though. Someday, someone might lie to him and say, "Yeah! OK, I know who you are." *insert eye roll here*
Dogs Deserve Better Than This
That dog made her famous, and this is how she repays him? By ditching him at her parents' place?
They're probably going to be better parents to that sweet little pup than she ever would be. This person needs to drop names so we can know who we have to go hate.
Yeah, I'll Go If You Pay For Me
It's hard when you love someone who is so out of touch with reality. It causes this tension that wouldn't otherwise be there.
Of course, the easy solution to this is if all our rich influencer friends would buy us cool stuff. Take pity on me. I'm poor.
Uh...The Food Is Going To Get Cold
No one had better stand in front of me and my food, especially if it's the food I'm paying for in a restaurant.
What kind of spectacle do you think these people make when they go out? Like, we get it, you think you're famous.
It's Probably Easy To Lose Touch With Reality
I can imagine that it becomes so consuming that it's easy to forget that you're living in the real world and that no amount of followers is worth your sanity.
Though, I suppose, to some, it is.
The Internet Can Be Very Unforgiving
The cancel culture is real in this world. If you so much as to say something with even a hint of controversy, then you're as good as done for.
Imagine living with that kind of self-imposed stress?
Sucks About His Marriage, Though
Maybe this is one of those few cases where things turned out alright in the end.
Their marriage may have been on the rocks before he became famous. Who knows. Or maybe she was just sick of playing second fiddle to a YouTube channel.
She Should Have Become Internet Famous For That
It isn't fair that they would capture such an embarrassing moment in her life and post it anyway.
They should have at least tagged her in it so she could be internet famous, too, right?
You Can't Ruin The Girl's Aesthetic, Come On
Here's how I imagine that conversation going:
Friend: Hey, want to come over and watch The Bachelorette?
Influencer: Is your life somehow more interesting and aesthetically pleasing than last time?
Influencer: Sorry! Can't. xx