17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

Instagram is the best place to show that you are living your best life while posting ultra-edited photos that look almost nothing like real life.

Instagram and reality are so far apart that there is a whole new term: Instagram Reality. And some clever Reddit users decided to name and shame people who tampered with their Instagram photos.

While these photos are funny, and there is nothing malicious in posting them, filters and Photoshop apps are more troubling than one could imagine.

Now, enjoy these “Instagram reality” fails and remember that it is not always accurate to “see it to believe it” when it comes to social media.

#1 Nah, that is her real (Instagram) body

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#2 Just say no – to Photoshop!

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#3 There is a whole trend #thekardashianeffect – and none of these ladies are Kim or any other Kardashian

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#4 Hey, if you gained 12k likes it is not an editing fail, right?

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#5 The devil’s in the mirror

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#6 Remember to edit your shadows the next time, okay?

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#7 Again, those darn mirrors!

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#8 This has to be a Snapchat filter because even her tongue is heavily edited

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#9 Instagram reality is not reserved for ladies only

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#10 This is creepy and disturbing – your legs should not be thinner than your fingers

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#11 Is this the new curvy iPhone 13?

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#12 Sri Lankan Influencer Photoshopped African Elephants instead of Asian ones. Darn it!

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#13 This woman has 1.2 million followers. This is the world we live in

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#14 Celebrities are not immune to Instagram reality

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#15 Virtual insanity – filed under fitness inspo

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#16 Where did she hide her ribs?

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

#17 Someone is out of proportion

17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways
17 times instagrammers were caught editing their pics in ridiculous ways

While it is great to have a giggle as you are watching Instagram editing fails, remember that many influencers have better skills.

Instagram and social media should come with a warning. Norway is the first country where influencers have to disclose if the images were edited.

It is a way to give younger generations fewer self-esteem issues since we are already messed up beyond repair.