“It’s been a blast running this account but I believe SB’s work here is done.”
Instagram has lost another high profile ‘grammer with parody account, Socality Barbie exiting. The account that amassed 1.3million followers by poking fun at hipsters who were showing their most “authentic” and “adventurous” selves has signed off.
In Socality Barbie’s last post, Darby Cisneros revealed herself as the creator of the account.
Hey guys, my name is Darby Cisneros and I am the creator of SocalityBarbie. I just wanted to introduce myself and thank all of you for enjoying this account. I started SB as a way to poke fun at all the Instagram trends that I thought were ridiculous. Never in 1 million years did I think it would receive the amount of attention that it did but because of that it has open the door to a lot of great discussions like: how we choose to present ourselves online, the insane lengths many of us go to to create the perfect Instagram life, and calling into question our authenticity and motives. It’s been a blast running this account but I believe SB’s work here is done. I will be leaving this account open for a while for people still want to look through and enjoy it. Again, thank you for following along. If anyone has any questions or just want to say hi feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ✌️#RIP (account NOT for sale)
Socality Barbie’s popularity soared after the creator was interviewed by Wired.
The then anonymous Cisneros explained to Wired that, “People were all taking the same pictures in the same places and using the same captions. I couldn’t tell any of their pictures apart so I thought, ‘What better way to make my point than with a mass-produced doll?”