By now you’ve probably heard about the teenaged “Instagram model” who dramatically claimed she would be flouncing from social media because it ruins lives or something. Because the media loves photogenic white girls with first world social causes, Essena O’Neill became an overnight sensation for her “brave” choice.
After posting a bunch of stuff to her social media complaining about how social media sucks (while posturing herself as the Bringer Of Truth) she finally started to get some backlash. In her final youtube video she talked about a trip to Los Angeles, implying she was there as some kind of celebrity/working model being chased by agencies and saying all the rich and famous people she met while there were “miserable”. Unfortunately the folks whose couch she crashed on are also Toobers, and posted a lovely response – the gist of it being Essena was just a broke nobody who crashed at their house and ate all their food while hooking up with their guy friends.
Finally, after three days of people asking why she was still on social media if it’s so horrible, she deleted her instagram account and youtube videos yesterday. Not that she’s actually left social media completely – she’s still validation fishing over on Vimeo. As of this post she has 4 videos up of Essena talking about Essena, with the latest video being Essena talking about how everyone is talking about Essena.
She’s also started a new blog called “Let’s Be Game Changers”, the focus of which seems to be Essena begging for donations, claiming she can’t pay her rent without the money she was making from her promotional gram posts. Guess she should have lined up some income before flouncing out of the money-for-posts gram game, eh?