Social media celebrities are a new wave of reality that have taken the world by storm. YouTube sensations earn tens of millions, while the rest of us have to hope for a slots jackpot to earn even a fraction of their annual income. It can be widely debated as to whether fame earned in this way is good or bad for society in general, and both sides of the argument would be compelling. But given the frankly unforgivable behaviour of YouTube stars such as Logan Paul, there is no doubt that problems are present.
Instagram is another social media platform that is breeding fame for average citizens. Some of the accounts that have millions of subscribers are nothing short of bizarre, or even offensive in some regard. The infamous Belle Delphine attempted to sell her bathwater to followers, and the fact that this was even a possibility speaks for itself. Though her account was closed down, reports were that she sold out before being banned. [Read more…]