Anyone who has spent time in the picture-perfect world of Instagram knows that you can’t always believe what you see there. or more like a whole bag full.

You only have to look at the heavily airbrushed photos and selfies that are almost impossible to recognize to see how much editing and filters have taken over Instagram. The “Instagram Reality” subreddit on Reddit has been busting all the fakery online for a long time by sharing some of the biggest social media faux pas.


Filters and lenses for editing photos are very popular on Instagram, and it’s no secret that many influencers use them. There are a lot of other apps and plugins that make people look better in the photos they upload.

Here are some more strange pictures from the same subreddit that show how much people want to look perfect on the screen, no matter what the cost.

#1 Found This On A Japanese Musician’s Page. I Don’t Even Know What’s Going On – Is The Red Haired Dude Ok?

Found This On A Japanese Musician's Page. I Don't Even Know What's Going On - Is The Red Haired Dude Ok?

Image credit : tofu-cutie

#2  Her vs. His Insta Post

Her vs. His Insta Post

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But there is a dark side that not many people who use these tools to reach that picture-perfect ideal and unreachable beauty standards are willing to talk about. In 2019, a report showed that almost half of the Instagram influencers who were surveyed said that their job affected their mental health, and 32% said that it made them feel bad about their bodies.

#3 How Delusional Are You From 1 To This Person?

How Delusional Are You From 1 To This Person?

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#4 Imagine Looking Like #2 And Still Feeling The Need To Filter Yourself Into Oblivion

Imagine Looking Like #2 And Still Feeling The Need To Filter Yourself Into Oblivion

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Another risk is that our privacy and safety could be at risk, which is something that many apps are very weak at.

Read the statement below from cyber security expert Daniel Markuson of Nord VPN to find out how this will affect people’s privacy and security.
“Most photo editing apps ask for permission to use a user’s camera, photo library, location, microphone, and a lot more. No one would want a bad person to be able to see any of this information, and some of these apps can even use a person’s camera without their permission.

#5 Everyone Looks Normal Except

Everyone Looks Normal Except

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#6 Asian Photoshopping

Asian Photoshopping

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Markuson says that “users should pay attention to the legitimacy of the apps they choose to download from the app store” to make sure that their privacy won’t be compromised when they edit their photos.

Markuson also gave them a list of things to think about before downloading an app: “Photo editing apps aren’t necessary.” When a person has fewer apps, they collect and store less information. “If you can edit your photos on social media apps like Instagram, do so,” says Markuson.

#7 What She Look Like vs. Instagram

What She Look Like vs. Instagram

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#8  Same Person, Right?

Same Person, Right?

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Markuson also reminds “everyone that some of the best apps collect information about their users and then use that information for marketing or other bad things.” He suggested, “Read the Terms of Service before using the app.”

Here are some more strange pictures from the same subreddit that show how much people want to look perfect on the screen, no matter what the cost.

#9 Yeah…

Yeah…

Image credit : Mattias504

#10 You’re Id Card Won’t Lie

You’re Id Card Won’t Lie

Image credit : TheWhaleEgg

#11  Small Face, Weird Big Fingers Wtf !

Small Face, Weird Big Fingers Wtf !

Image credit : josuke2233

#12 Popular Tiktoker Claims She Uses No Filters

Popular Tiktoker Claims She Uses No Filters

Image credit : Utdredangel

#13 Why Do They Think We Don’t Know What They Look Like…

Why Do They Think We Don’t Know What They Look Like…

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#14 Zoom In On The Nose

Zoom In On The Nose

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#15 Just A Tad Bit Heavy On The Hips, Just A Tad Bit

Just A Tad Bit Heavy On The Hips, Just A Tad Bit

Image credit : shantiteuta

#16 It’s Like Her Hair Is Afraid To Touch Her Butt

It's Like Her Hair Is Afraid To Touch Her Butt

Image credit : Brewmeiser

#17 Her Waist Is Smaller Than Her Head

Her Waist Is Smaller Than Her Head

Image credit : Olgina87

#18 I Can’t Believe She Posted This…

I Can’t Believe She Posted This…

Image credit : Blawaan

#19 When You Mutilate Your Crotch For The Sake Of A Thigh Gap. (Also, Everything Else)

When You Mutilate Your Crotch For The Sake Of A Thigh Gap. (Also, Everything Else)

Image credit : poncey

#20 We’ve All Seen Face Smoothing, But The Clone Stamp Arm Gone Wrong??

We’ve All Seen Face Smoothing, But The Clone Stamp Arm Gone Wrong??

Image credit : raybancoolness

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