Instagram is saturated with millions of travel photos – those gorgeous shots of your feet in the midst of the desserts of Saudi Arabia or looking like you’re hanging off a cliff somewhere in the Bahamas – that’s exactly what @YouDidNotSleepThere has on their profile.
But there’s a difference – the account itself, which is run by an anonymous 28-year-old woman, is actually calling out the ridiculousness of what people do to get likes on Instagram.
In an interview with Field Magazine, @YouDidNotSleepThere explained how the account came about.
“I went on a trip in the Grand Canyon with some friends and we had a bunch of tents from Poler and my friend was like, ‘Let’s set the tent up over here and take a picture,’” she sadi. “And I was like, ‘What? Why are you doing that?’ And she was like, ‘People do that all the time!’”
“And I was completely caught off guard and thought it was just the most ridiculous thing ever, but when we got back home I started noticing how much people really do do that, and I started looking at photos wondering if they were actually legit,” she explained. “And I had I stumbled across the Instagram handles @YouDidNotEatThat and @YouDidNotSkateThat previously—they’re both super funny—so I decided to put together @YouDidNotSleepThere to sort of call people out, because it’s crazy. It’s just crazy.”
One could say that @YouDidNotSleepThere comes off as a little judgemental. But admittedly, it’s fun to think about the great lengths people take to achieve certain shots:
@fieldmag just posted an interview where I talk why photos like this really grind my gears. WARNING: Interview may also contain talk of politics. #linkinbio #lol #youdidnotsleepthere • photo @_cammcleod_
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