Social Media vs. Reality
Who’s your favorite social media influencer or celebrity? What’s the first thing you see on their page? You’ll see them take pictures in luxury homes, cars, bedrooms, and so on. Social media is not real and can change your perception. Some people think these influencers and celebrities have a great lifestyle and own a lot of money. Also, these people will either add more light to their photos or add curves. According to King University Online, 87.73% of women compare their bodies to the images they see on social media, and 50% of those women make unfavorable comparisons when they look at the images.
Social media influencers/celebrities go through the same situations as everyone else, but the difference about their situations is that they can be publicly known. For example, Jayda Cheaves, a social media influencer, is known for being the mother of rapper Lil Baby’s child. On social media, she has a beautiful persona and gives positive energy. Jayda and Lil Baby have been in a complicated relationship for over four years. Jayda continues to take Lil Baby back after he cheated on her multiple times, and people on social media are calling her “stupid and dumb.” According to Cheaves, some comments don’t affect her, but some comments do.
Fake news can spread like a virus. The author of the story will put a dreadful headline just to get someone to read their story. Once the person clicks on the story, it will talk about something totally different. Since Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, passed away last year, there was a story titled “Vanessa Bryant committed suicide,” and obviously that not true. Also, there was a story saying Lauren London was pregnant, and both she and the bodyguard confirmed that she’s not. Some of the audience will either believe the fake news or wait until someone confirms it. Whether we like it or not, social media is here for the rest of our lives. Check out some examples on Instagram vs. Reality.