It is no secret that the lives of influencers can be a bit, well, manufactured, but sometimes, we need a reminder of that. One influencer showed just how easily people can buy into all the hype by faking an entire trip to Bali by doing nothing more than going to her local IKEA.
Natalia Taylor is a influencer with over 300,000 Instagram followers and almost two million YouTube subscribers. She recently decided to shine a light on how easy it is to fake an entire life on social media by pretending to take an entire trip to Bali by going to her local IKEA.
Said Taylor: “…it’s so easy to pretend to be anyone you want to be. And today, I’m putting that to the test to see if I can fake an entire vacation by posting false photos and Instagram stories.” Taylor and her photographer, Ally Amodeo, even left IKEA tags in the photos on purpose, but that did nothing to stop her followers, with comments like “Please let me travel with you,” “I’ve been to Bali! It’s amazing! 😍 Where are you staying?,” and “Welcome to Bali Indonesia❤️❤️❤️.”
Personally, I found the whole saga quite fascinating. It is a great reminder that not everything is as it seems on social media, so don’t get too sucked into it.