Oops! Incidentally naked.
Social media devotees are known for highly-curated Instagram accounts intended to induce envy and awe in viewers.
Many choose a direct route: immaculate selfies, piles of ostentatious designer products and exotic locales feature heavily. If at all possible, there will be private-jet selfies. That’s the real money shot.
Then there’s the humblebrag: a post that purports to be self-deprecating but which is actually intended to show off the subject in a favourable light. It’s an excruciating form of false modesty.
Here’s a prime example of the humblebrag:
But lately, we’re noticing a third category of social media brag posting: incidental nudes.
The majority of offenders in this category tend to be young, very famous and possessed by a shameless narcissism with which they may have been born. It is, sadly, incurable but generally diminishes with age and the corresponding bodily deterioration.
Here’s an excellent recent example. It’s model Gigi Hadid, showing us her manicure: