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IN Celebrities ON 03 Nov, 2015
We have seen many celebrities using social media so far. But hardly there is some star who took step against social media, and we found one.18- Years-old Australian model Essena O’Neill, the recent Instagram fame nailing social media by her statement.
She has hundred thousand of followers, and she makes income off from that post, she bravely quit the platforms to bring attentions on those problems generate off from social media.
O'Neill's deleted her other social media platform and choose to keep Instagram only. Let's know what went wrong with this teen
Had over half a million followers on Instagram, 200k followers on YouTube and Tumblr and 60k on her Snapchat contact and now they all are inactive. She decided to give up her celebrity life on social media so she deleted all her social media profile. She deleted 2000 photos and renamed her Instagram account to "Social Media Is Not Real Life," and changed the captions on existing photos with truthful anecdotes about posts she was paid for, how many tries it took to get a shot, and the pressure she faced to look perfect.
O'Neill says : was paid $400 to post a dress. That's when I had maybe 150k followers, with half a million followers, I know of many online brands (with big budgets) that pay up to $2000 per post. Nothing is wrong with accepting brand deals. I just think it should be known. This photo had no substance, it was not of ethical manufacturing (I was uneducated at the time). SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT REAL is my point. Be aware what people promote, ask yourself, what's their intention behind the photo?
'There is nothing zen about trying to look zen, taking a photo of you trying to be zen and providing your zen on Instagram' she wrote.
'The only thing that made me feel good that day was this photo... having a toned body is not all we as a human being are capable of', she wrote in a revised caption.
Now, Ms O'Neill is focusing on a new project - 'Lets be game changers', where she encourages others to live a life without digital distractions.