The author of the Instagram page “Bros Being Basic,” well-known comedian Ashley Hesseltine, is extremely familiar with the idea of being “basic.” When typical white middle-class girls unwittingly began to adopt high-class trends, this started as an ugly remark. As more ladies began to adopt these styles, the topic gained popularity and more people began to discuss it.
Girls who were more accustomed to and enjoyed pumpkin lattes, pouty Instagram pictures, leggings, and other things started to unfollow those things as time went on and started to follow their basicness in their place. Since one of the key characteristics of being “basic” is not realizing it, this self-awareness puts them in an awkward predicament that thoroughly insults them. Because why should anyone find fault with something they are free to prefer?
The response has been entirely favorable, according to Ashley, who also said that it “almost feels more like paying homage to women than mocking them.” Because I’m a woman and a feminist, I can automatically produce stuff that won’t offend women. In addition, our amazing female fans can make fun of themselves and their own “basic” habits.
The appropriate technique to make a parody is always funny, and the subject matter is universally applicable to both sexes. Finally, a lot of the content doesn’t really include guys making fun of girls; rather, it features them being themselves. On Instagram, men can be just as simple and thirsty as women.
Ashley came up with the concept for this website when the ‘simple’ trend first took up in the culture back in 2014. She explained to us, “I had an idea for a post on my blog, What If Guys Act Like Girls on Instagram. “I enlisted the help of all of my male friends to produce the images, and when the blog began to gain popularity, the concept for the Instagram account emerged. On Thanksgiving Eve, I started the account with the assistance of my friend Travis May, and it quickly went viral.
This page is currently emerging from the shadows as it gains popularity (865k followers as of this writing, and the counting has not yet ceased). Some of these images have previously appeared here and there. However, I’ve chosen to display more of these in a generalized fashion. Take a look at them by scrolling down. Please let us know what you think.