1. It’s fascinating; and
2. People leave creepy, desperate comments on celebrity photos.
Every time a celebrity posts something, there’s a string of horrible comments under it. Sure, obnoxious Internet comments are nothing new, but many of the Instagram comments have the same pathetic, fame-obsessed quality.
Instagram is a variable reward system where the reward is a reply or a follow from the celebrity, and each creepy comment is a press of the Skinner Box button. The commenters are so driven for that one digital interaction from their celeb hero that they’ll publicly embarrass themselves repeatedly to get it.
Here are a few examples of sad, creepy Instagram comments I’ve seen:
James. We hung out. I swear we did. It was amazing. I miss your musk. Even though we know each other really well and everything, I’m going to use your public Instagram comments to re-initiate our killer friendship. Call me. Text me. Just contact me in some possible form. Please.
Miley posts a gummy penis and this person thinks, “Yes…I’m going to use this opportunity to tell her that I drew her.” Also, what’s the call to action here? “Plz” what? BUT IT LOOKS REAL.
So much sad all in a row.
At least he said “please.”
Definitely all things you want to make public. Forever.
“That would be you also very good.”
James Franco’s selfies are LITERALLY KILLING ME.
Angelina. Adopt me. It will be very great.
Remember, guys: the Internet–and your cringey Instagram comments–are forever. It’s totally worth it if Miley Cyrus follows you, though.