‘Instagram vs. Reality’ Exposes The Truth About Those Unrealistically ‘Perfect’ Pics (54 New Pics)

Looks can be deceiving. We’ve heard it a million times before, and yet some of us still fall for it. In the current world, hyperreality is taking over, and social media is no exception. As its users continue to push these limits to keep their fellow Instagram aficionados on a like-driven leash, one can’t help but remember the words of philosopher Jean Baudrillard: “We live in a world where there is more and more information and less and less meaning.” The lines between real and fake have blurred, while true and false are hard to tell apart.

#1 All Of Her Photos Are Heavily Facetuned, But This One Is Just Beyond

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On a previous Bored Panda Instagram vs. Reality compilation, we already stated that promoting false imagery on social media is nothing but dishonest. We haven’t changed our minds. Everything comes at a price and it’s crucial to know that if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is. You name it – flawless appearance, luxury yachts, and exotic vacations… these instances represent a staged fantasy that social media gurus use to lure us in.

#2 She’s Back And Her Eyes Are Even Bigger

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So why can’t people stop faking and altering their social media pictures, even when it’s an obvious lie? The answer might be more interesting than you expected. In short – blame brain chemistry! Of course, all these neurons have a lot going on. In full – read what New York University professor and author of “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked” Adam Alter has to say on that matter. “When someone likes an Instagram post or any content that you share, it’s a little bit like taking a drug.” When you get quite literally hooked on likes, there’s a big chance you will take extra measures to ensure you get the next like – I mean hit – quicker. “Now the reason why is because it’s not guaranteed that you’re going to get likes on your posts.” How to make sure that it will is a no-brainer. Zoom, alter, post, repeat.

Of course, that’s in no way an excuse for spreading fakery online. But at least we now know where to look. Hint: right inside your head.

#3 Instagram / Tiktok

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#4 My Sims Look More Realistic

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#5 Oceans Have Hills Now Sweetie

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#6 His Facebook Is Full Of Photos Like These. He Defends Their Authenticity Vigorously And Unironically

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#7 Lady On Facebook Insists That There’s No Editing, And Any Comments Saying Otherwise Are Blocked

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#8 3 Years On Instagram Turned A Lovely Girl Into This

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#9 Nothing Normal About This Picture.. At All..

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#10 Shadow Tells The Truth

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#11 Caught One In The Wild As They Say. He’s A Very Corrupt Lawyer In My Country, Posted This In His Twitter Account Recently

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#12 My Hair Stylist Was Warning Me About Unrealistic Hair Expectations Due To Photoshopped Photos On Instagram Like This One

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#13 I Call This The Dorito Body

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#14 If We Don’t Have A Pregnant Model We Will Just Improvise. No One Will Notice!

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#15 This Girl Is Known For Calling People Ugly On Facebook And Says She Doesn’t Edit Her Pics….lol

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#16 I’m Scared

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#17 Left Is From The Official Show Account, Right Is The One She Posted

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#18 Oh No

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#19 Kitchen Cabinets By Salvador Dalí

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#20 Saw This While Looking Up Hairstyle References

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#21 Local “Influencer” Badly Photoshopping On Different Clothes

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#22 That Dog Is Smooth As Hell

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#23 Hot Dog Fingers Strikes Again

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#24 Girl What

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#25 How Is This Supposed To Resemble Her Behind?! Just Looks Like 2 Balloons At This Point.

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#26 I Just Can’t Deal With This One Particular Girl, I Just Had To Follow Her Because Of The Crazy Editing

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#27 Excuse Me What The F?

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#28 This Girl And Her Demon Eyed Family Keeps Popping Up On My Explore Page

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#29 Beautiful Girl… I Don’t Know Why She Does This

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#30 This Is The Mother Of A Girl I Grew Up Near. Her Instagram Is Full Of This Sort Of Stuff

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#31 I Mean… Who Needs Organs Anyway

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#32 Genuinely Upsets Me How Much She’s Edited Her Face Here

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#33 Saw This On Pinterest. Girl Went Crazy With The Smoothing Tool. Her Face Literally Looks Like A Sim To Me

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#34 What “Natural” Looks Like Online vs. Irl

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#35 Edited vs. Unedited

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#36 Proportions Out Of Whack

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#37 Okay But Why Does The Lolipop Be Like That?

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#38 Like Two Different People

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#39 I Personally Hate The “Snatched Waist” Look. It Looks So Weird And Unneeded. We’re Humans Not Plastic Barbies, No Need For Unrealistic Expectations.

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#40 Maybe They Wouldn’t Notice

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#41 My Hairdresser Using Filters On My Hair, Setting Unrealistic Expectations.

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#42 Bruh…

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#43 Recently

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#44 Skin Online vs. Skin Irl

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#45 A Very Popular Cosplayer

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#46 Got Blocked Within 60 Seconds For Asking Why Her Left Hand Is So Small

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#47 Instagrammer’s Picture vs. Photographer’s Picture

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#48 At Least He Chose A One Colored Background

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#49 Another Gem From Aliexpress. Tiny Head Big Body

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#50 An Unconventional One

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#51 “Natural” Is Always Flawless Online

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#52 It Looks Like It Hurts To Exhale.. Someone Get Her Some Clothes That Fit!

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#53 When You Edit Dem Hips But Not Dat Shadow

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#54 He Likes Museum Enough To Photoshop Him In It But Not Enough To Be Really There ( I Think His Body Is Also Edited To Make Waist Smaller… But Not Sure)

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