Recently social media darling/attention whore Essena O’Neill has set the interwebs ablaze by quitting multiple social media platforms, removing dozens of pictures & starting a website to expose the dark side of social media. Why is this a big deal? Well, she’s very beautiful and had the “courage” to do the following.
“And yes, I quit all of social media. With 570,00+ followers on Instagram, 250,000+ subscribes on YouTube, 250,000+ on tumblr and 60,000+ average views on snapchat. Tumblr and Snapchat gone forever. My instagram left to expose the harsh and often humorous reality behind the #goals #instafamous culture and YouTube for purely vegan education. Deleting all those apps from my phone was one of the most empowering and freeing thing I have ever done,” she explains on her website.
See, from the age of 15 -19 Essena used social media to shill beauty products, clothes and other products for companies. She happily accepted free clothes and hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars from these companies. Now, at the wise old age of 19, she just can’t do it anymore.
One of her ways of exposing the evils of social media is to write critique’s under all her old instagram pictures. She’s being applauded as”brave” and “powerful”, but is she really?
Look at her Instagram and notice that she constantly refers to herself as “hitting the genetic lottery”. So yes, not only is she beautiful, but man does she know it.
She also chastises people for gawking at pictures of her as a 15 yr old in a bathing suit, yet she clearly states in multiple pictures that all the photos were taken by her, her sister or a friend. Maybe we should chastise her parents first?
So, is she a hero? A role model?
Many of her (now former) friends state this is all a hoax to get her to the next level of social media popularity.
She is also currently signed to IMG model agency.
Lastly. As far as we know she has neither returned nor given away a penny of the money she’s made off of this evil.
My opinion? I think you already know. A beautiful 19 yr old girl without a clue what to do with her life realizes that there’s a whole new group of teen girls cutting into her cash flow and it’s inevitable that she’ll soon fade into obscurity without making major moves?
Grow up and go to college?
Double down and hope for the best?
Probably in about 5 years.
Bite the hand that gave you the money to live like a mini kardashian? Hope people are so desperate for a ” hero” that they latch onto your bullshit?
If this is a hero for young girls, we’re even more fucked than I feared.