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The Most Annoying Instagram Cliches  

Jacob Shelton
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It’s the 21st century, and everyone is on their phones all the time. Look out your window, everything that you see has been Instagrammed. See that dog? It’s on Instagram. That stop sign? You better believe it’s on Instagram, with the Valencia filter. Despite all the same-looking stuff that’s on the smartphone photo app, there are SO MANY clichés that won’t die no matter how many times we pray for their quick deaths. Take a break from scrolling through your phone for a few minutes, and enjoy this definitive list of the most annoying Instagram clichés.

Here are some photos that aren’t over done on Instagram: car crashes, people doing jumping jacks, chain fights, high five parties, space ship fires. Those are the things that should be clogging out Instagram feeds, not garbage like cupcakes and sunsets and inspirational quotes. Seriously, if we see another sunset on Instagram we’re going to throw our phones in the river while screaming into the ether. That probably won’t help anything, but it might feel good.

If you go through this list of annoying Instagram clichés that you are just plain sick of seeing all over your social media feeds, know that you have the power to make change. Upvote the worst kinds of Instagram pictures and help show the Instagram community that you are just plain sick of seeing vignettes of airplane wings and legs that are maybe hot dogs.

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Starbucks
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying Instagram Cliches
Photo:  Martin Springall/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Please stop posting Instagram photos of your fav Starbucks beverage. We can all go there. Most of us probably work there. Posting a photo of a caramel macchiato (with extra caramel and whipped cream, LOL!) is like posting a picture of a pile of dirt.

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Workout Selfies
Workout Selfies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Instagram Cliches
Photo:  @Prattprattpratt/Instagram
The only thing that a workout selfie proves is that you own a camera phone and work out clothes.
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Hot Dog Legs
Hot Dog Legs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Instagram Cliches
Photo:  Cha già José/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

We don't want to look at your filtered legs hanging out at the beach while we're in an office bored out of our minds. How about a #nofilter shot of you working for once?

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Studying
Studying is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Instagram Cliches
Photo: Unknown/PX Here/Public Domain
You are not studying. You've been messing with your phone for like thirty minutes right there in the library.
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