I saw a cute mommy friend of mine is reading “My Not So Perfect Life” by Sophie Kinsella. I looked at the description online and it wasn’t what I was thinking it would be about, but the title is interesting. No one’s life is perfect, but to me, that’s why life is so beautiful and interesting.
That book I just mentioned though, hits on the topic of people living a lie through social media. It’s fascinating to me that the very people who try to accuse others of doing this, are in fact, doing it themselves to bigger degrees sometimes.
There’s a black female blogger that used to link to my blog at times to do sarcastic pieces, especially when it came to my Proverbs 31 series. She hated my blog, even made fun of me gaining weight due to losing my dad and depression. I mean this Christian lady was yuck. Her devilish interest in me caused me to look into her blog and see who and what she really was. Her chosen photo for her gravatar was of a really gorgeous, happy looking black woman with natural hair. Just a very beautiful young woman you could tell was overflowing with positive emotions inside. I saw other people really believed that photo was her, they’d comment often on how beautiful she was.
I had a strong hunch this woman was lying about what she looked like. The photo of the happy, kind looking girl, and how she wrote in general, didn’t add up to me, plus I thought I actually recognized the gravatar as a model I know from a private social media site.
So… I actually found the real model on that social media site, and contacted her personally and gave her a link to the Fake’s blog, and showed her everything this woman was saying (how yucky it was in general)… while using her picture.
That picture came down real fast – and she hasn’t used it since. I’m not sure if the model contacted her, she was definitely annoyed and concerned with it when I talked to her personally, but this blogger never let her followers know all that happened that caused her to suddenly take down her (fake) profile picture.
The girl she was stealing the picture from was still a relatively young model and even though she’s had some great shoots already, having her picture be used by someone that ugly (words-wise) online isn’t fun – even if it wouldn’t necessarily affect her ability to get new shoots (I don’t think it would), it’s still SO dishonest.
And to think!!! This blogger is big on criticizing OTHER women for being disingenuous about their real life selves lol. It was all very interesting and funny, another human psyche experiment gone well in my opinion 😀 . I don’t understand why someone would use someone else’s picture (especially a head shot) that people could easily recognize is someone else, unless they were trying to do **exactly** what this female blogger was criticizing everyone else of doing. Lying about who they really are on social media. Kind of sad really when you think about it.
Life isn’t perfect, embrace it and your failures with honesty, and at least people can learn from your humility.