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Instagram is lots of fun, and not just ’cause it lets you turn that semi-blurry self-portrait into an old-timey masterpiece. But like every social media outlet, it’s easy to fall into the trap of looking like an a-hole. Don’t be these guys.
1. The Shirtless Selfie Guy
We get that you hit the gym hard, but this is a desperate plea for attention. And don’t even attempt the “oh, didn’t see you come in, I’m just listening to a Rosetta Stone Mandarin CD, did you think I was posing?” look.
2. The Insufferable Rich Kid Guy
This kid has blown up on Instagram by offering followers cash (which is probably the only way he’s made friends since preschool) and calling them “peasants” repeatedly. He adorns his obnoxious photos of cash and Louis Vuitton backpacks with descriptions of how rich and awesome he is. Yawn. We’d rather watch “Teen Cribs.”
3. The Foodie Guy
What’s the point? It’s not like we can have a bite or even smell it. Also, NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU ARE EATING.
4. The Artsy Guy
There are some people on Instagram who are legitimately talented at photography, and it’s human nature to want to compete with them. But we’ve all seen enough pictures of fluffy clouds. That goes for feet in the sand too, ladies.
5. The “I’m Such A Badass” Guy
You came to party, we get it. But pics of you engaging in illegal stuff don’t make you look hardcore; they make you look like an overexcited noob, like it’s your first time at the rodeo. Plus, those photos WILL come back to bite you in the ass. A potential employer is not gonna think you turning a humidifier into a bong is a demonstration of ingenuity.