Are all those people in your ‘Gram feed really living lavish? Are they actually in Hawaii, or are they just using the photos from their trip two years ago as if they’re actually there? Are they really staying at that fancy hotel, or did they just walk through to take a few pictures before getting kicked out?
The internet is a giant lie, but if you can see through the smoke and mirrors, you’ll win the whole show. Even famous DJs and rappers smudge up their best side. Just watch Steve Aoki, Lil Yachty and AJR fake it to make the double-taps fly in the music video for “Pretender,” a cute, albeit scathing, commentary on social media lifestyles. It has a happy ending, though, because at the end of the day, we’re all playing this game together.
“Pretender” is a fun and funky piece of honesty we should all get behind. It’s catchy as hell, and the video is more entertaining than frowning at your never-ending scroll. Watch below. Maybe you’ll get some inspiration for your own future fake posts.