I recently stumbled across an article called “Seriously, Stop Pretending You Ate That.”
The gist of the article is that someone anonymously created an Instagram account that “calls bloggers out” (or in my opinion, accuses them) of having posed a photo with food and then having not actually eaten the food. Apparently it isn’t possible to be skinny and eat a donut (because donuts are the new macarons.)
In a way, I think this sheds light on how unrealistic some blogger photos can be. But then again, if you’re blogging for a living, why wouldn’t you do everything you can to produce the best photos for a post? Or even if you’re just blogging for fun, your photos represent your brand.
One thing that does bother me is that the site insinuates that you can’t be skinny or super in shape and eat donuts. I’m considered slim (but definitely not in shape) and somehow possess a thigh gap (partially genetic and partially because I’m sucked into my Lululemons,) but I do eat donuts. And bagels. And lots of pasta. And my boyfriend’s fries. And sometimes, when I’m still hungry after a meal, I get dessert. Maybe there are bloggers out there that don’t eat their food? Not my business, not my problem. But feel free to send your leftovers to this girl right here!
And honestly, who takes photos with food in their mouth? That’s gross and tacky.
And one last thought, if someone is going to challenge and mock bloggers for their food photos and encourage them to have a sense of humor, why wouldn’t said someone reveal who they are? Is this blogger Gossip Girl?
Not that my opinion really matters or that I’m a prominent enough blogger to be featured on their site, but here are some pictures of me with food that I actually ate.
I wish Serendipity 3 sponsored me so that I could be photographed in Vegas with strawberry smoothies & frozen hot chocolates all of the time.
Right before I lovingly sucked his head off and then finished off that crab leg on my plate.
I admit, I only had the sprinkly piece. But I did discover that they both taste the same. Sometimes food is so pretty that you have to photograph it!
Is chai low in calories? I guess it doesn’t matter since I had Pringles with it. #airportdiet
Not going to lie, I was nice and shared this piece of cake with my boyfriend… but only because he was paying 😉
One of three desserts that I ate that night!
So yes, I did eat that 😉
What are y’all’s thoughts on the “You Did Not Eat That” phenomenon? I would love to hear your perspective!