Instagram Users Are Posting Photos Of Other People’s Nice Homes And Claiming It’s Theirs

I live at a cat haven, so I’ve always got heaps of likes from cat lovers

If you need the approval of strangers, Instagram is the perfect place. You can post a photo of yourself or your pet and get a whole bunch of likes and comments - that in turn will make you feel good and will help justify your existence.

Instagram glory is also attainable to all, most people can go buy a cute dog or get a hot looking body by cutting bread from their diet. And as long as you post every single hour of the day, never look bad and use the appropriate hashtags, you can be the next Cristiano Ronaldo – it’s that easy!

Instagram House
Quick take the photo before my friend gets home!

There is however one thing that isn’t that easily attained – a nice home. About 30 percent of Australians, according to the 2016 census, rent their digs, and I’ve seen most rental properties – there is no way you can post a thirst trap from them.

Well, some clever people in the UK have found a solution to this problem, just find a friend with a pleasurable pad and pretend it’s yours.

A survey from the Ideal Home Show has found one in six people have posted photos on Instagram from another person’s house pretending to be their own, just to get those sweet sweet likes.

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Spokesman Justin Levett told the Daily Mail:

“An obsession with social media is causing Brits to lie about what their properties really look like online in an effort to keep up with the Joneses.”

It doesn’t stop there, about half of 25–35-year-olds are buying stuff specifically to populate the background of their Instagram posts, with some users returning the props after they’ve taken their satisfactory snapshot.

"With people admitting to paying more for Instagrammable properties... the influence of social platforms is undeniable. It’s making people feel the need to not just keep up with their friends but to keep up with people they don’t even know across the world," Levett explained.

So, there we have it, once again, everything you see on the internet is fake. If you want to be successful on Instagram, just go to a friend’s house, Photoshop your body and build a cute dog out of pipe cleaners.