It’s All an Illusion: The Rise of the Social Media Star


I love watching “beauty gurus” on YouTube. Occasionally I’ll watch family vlogging channels as well. A common trend that I’ve noticed in the comment section is that a lot of viewers think these people have perfect lives. Some examples of comments are:

  • “Your baby is the the cutest, smartest baby on YouTube.”
  • “I love your family, you guys give me life.”
  • “You are so perfect.”

I think it’s all well and good to get inspiration from the people we see on various social media sites. It becomes a problem when we begin to put them on a pedestal and believe that they don’t have issues, fears, insecurities, and problems, just like the rest of us.

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