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Blogger Who Quit Instagram Weeps in Emotional Video

In the day and age we live in, social media reigns supreme.

A person isn’t so much judged by their character as they are their number of Instagram likes.

It’s a sad state of affairs, but some are more consumed by it than others.

Yesterday, 18-year-old Instagram star Essena O’Neill revealed that after years of editing herself to look a certain way almost everyday of her life, she was taking a bold stance against social media and the unattainable, unrealistic image of perfection.

The QLD teen's movement included quitting social media, abandoning 800,000 followers and going back to past posts and editing the captions to reveal the ‘truth’ about what she was feeling and what it took to achieve each shot; if it was paid for, how many shots it took to get the "right" one, which ones were flat-out lies.

"Social media is not real!" she declared. Her message soon went viral.

Now, she’s recorded another video giving thanks to everyone for helping her spread the message. There is more to life than editing perfect photos and faking happiness for social media.

Be prepared to see A LOT more from her…

Source: Cosmopolitan

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