Celebrity Instagram accounts that I follow always have a way of making me hate myself, mostly for reading into celebrity Instagram photos. Please tell me I’m not alone, guys. Do you ever find yourself thinking, “Do they take a tripod with them everywhere they go so they can stage the perfect iPhone photo?” or “Who are the poor bastards being forced to snap these pics?”
Because I sure do. Lea Michele‘s latest Instagram photo has my mind racing, because inquiring minds need to know!
This photo was orchestrated (yes, orchestrated… there’s a definite intention here) for two purposes: 1. To make us all insanely jealous that we can’t afford a dream Mexican getaway in the middle of the coldest, shittiest winter ever; and 2. Attention. Warm, hard, double-pecan butt floss attention. This photo isn’t going to be featured in a magazine spread; it’s a cell phone snapshot. The posing, the hair-twirling, the blatant display of butt (albeit a great one, I’ll give her that)… it’s all done just so random people she doesn’t know tell her how hot she is t and how much they love her.
In her defense, she’s far from being the only celebrity to use her Instagram account for validation. But posting a pic like this and tweeting out a big “thanks for the support and love” to her fans–in direct reference to Cory Monteith‘s death–just rubs me the wrong way. I know I’m going to take a lot of heat for it (cue the comment cries of “SLUT SHAMER”… trust me, guys in thongs thrill me even less), but I mean did her ass have to tell us she’s strong and looking forward to a better year? I think not. I know we’ve talked about it before, but I really think she needs a solid PR lesson. While I don’t expect her to grieve forever and post depressing pictures all day, I do expect a little more tact than this. #Sorrynotsorry.
(Lead Photo: WENN)