These Photos Hilariously Call Out Absurdity of Celebrity Instagram Pics

These Photos Hilariously Call Out Absurdity of Celebrity Instagram Pics
Source: Instagram
Source: Instagram

No better way to ring in the new year like calling out some Instagram bullshit, right?

Right. The latest case of bullshit-calling emerged over the first weekend of 2016, this time courtesy of the hilarious comedian Celeste Barber from Australia. Highlighted by BuzzFeed, Barber has been using her own #CelesteChallengeAccepted, to call out the absurd photos celebrities post to their Instagram accounts.

You know, like the photos of celebs so glamorously drenched in water and paint...

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...or celebrities just living their best lives, ever so casually:

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That includes, of course, some classic celebrity selfies:

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Barber actually started the challenge over four months ago, when she called on her followers to help her out by suggesting photos to imitate: "Got a challenge you want me to accept? Follow @celestebarber and #Celestechallengeaccepted and stay tuned for beautiful things to happen. #funnywomen #funnywomen #nailedit #challengeaccepted."

Since then, she's taken on fashion photos, like Serena Williams' shoot for New York magazine and Justin Bieber's spread for Interview magazine:

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...as well as "regular" Instagram photos including selfies, like these from Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bündchen.

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The photos have gotten considerable attention — including from the celebrities themselves. Under a photo of Barber imitating Cindy Crawford's famed Terry Richardson shoot, in which she douses herself with champagne, the model herself wrote, "Nice form," with a winky emoji. 

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While that's not exactly an endorsement of the project, the mass-scale audience this project has found should make the message ring loud and clear: Nothing you see on Instagram is real — especially the photos shot by professional fashion photographers.

h/t BuzzFeed

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Ellie Krupnick

Ellie is Mic's editorial director of lifestyle. A former style and fashion editor for The Huffington Post, her writing has also appeared in Women's Wear Daily, HarpersBazaar.com and the Twitter feeds of British royal fans everywhere.

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