- Is that Rosa Parks in random Twitter user’s baby photo? Tuesday 8:24 PM
- Syracuse students say white supremacist manifesto was AirDropped to them Tuesday 7:44 PM
- Florida woman gets prison time for throwing slushie at Matt Gaetz Tuesday 6:28 PM
- Marie Kondo’s online store slammed for selling clutter-worthy products Tuesday 5:34 PM
- People are rallying against toxic masculinity on International Men’s Day Tuesday 4:42 PM
- Reddit wants to stop its pro-Trump forum from outing the alleged whistleblower Tuesday 3:38 PM
- White woman calls cops on man who said he was visiting aunt with his kids Tuesday 3:12 PM
- ‘The Stranded’ is a flawed yet addictive blend of ‘Degrassi’ and ‘Lost’ Tuesday 2:45 PM
- The ‘gonna tell my kids’ meme is revisionist history at its most absurd Tuesday 2:24 PM
- Redditor asks former burglars to give home security tips Tuesday 2:18 PM
- Facebook-Breitbart partnership under fire in wake of new Stephen Miller emails Tuesday 2:00 PM
- John Krasinski under fire after praising the CIA Tuesday 1:46 PM
- Conservatives melt down after Chick-fil-A says it will stop donating to anti-LGBTQ orgs Tuesday 1:33 PM
- ‘Honey Boy’ is an experimental look at channeling trauma Tuesday 1:28 PM
- Disney+ now allows users to resume and restart content Tuesday 11:42 AM
Travel influencer Tupi Saravia–known as tupisaravia on Instagram–is being called out for Photoshopping clouds into her photos.
Matt Navarra pointed out on Twitter how Saravia “spookily has the same clouds in every photo” and included some of Saravia’s photos to illustrate. Sure enough, Saravia does have the same exact cloud pattern in her photos, implying she Photoshops them in.
This travel ‘influencer’ spookily has the same clouds in every photo. 😲🤔😆 pic.twitter.com/uYzXhTiRJp— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) August 28, 2019
And here too... pic.twitter.com/LqBdgZgeu7— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) August 28, 2019
Even though altering photos with the help of Facetune and Photoshop is looked down upon, it is a common practice and somewhat normalized. Celebrities are caught in Facetune blunders all the time; the Kardashian-Jenner clan alone are frequently called out after fans notice missing limbs and bent walls in their photos.
Influencers typically alter their photos to make themselves appear slimmer, curvier, tanner, or any other physical alteration you can think of. Photoshopping clouds is a new one, though.
“To be serious for a sec, isn’t this kinda strange behaviour? It goes to prove that the digital world and the real world really are night and day. I’m becoming more and more cynical (getting old!!) towards online ‘influencers’ – I think it’s a bubble, that will eventually go pop,” Twitter user Simon Murdoch wrote.
To be serious for a sec, isn't this kinda strange behaviour? It goes to prove that the digital world and the real world really are night and day. I'm becoming more and more cynical (getting old!!) towards online 'influencers' - I think it's a bubble, that will eventually go pop— Simon Murdoch 📻📱 (@Simon_Murdoch) August 28, 2019
Now was obviously the time for anyone sitting on their cloud-influencer jokes to whip them out.
“Those clouds are loyal followers,” Alexis Coste quipped.
Those clouds are loyal followers ☺️— Alexis Coste (@LeSocialoMedia) August 28, 2019
It's actually the cloud's IG account— Agustin Serrate (@AguSerrate) August 28, 2019
Maybe the clouds paid for endorsement? ☁️☁️💵— Chris Williams (@ChrisDWilliams) August 28, 2019
Travel preparations— Peacefully Political (@samgupt) August 28, 2019
- Passport ✅
- Ticket ✅
- Forex ✅
- Clouds ✅ ✅ ✅
I swear I'm on vacation [Part II]. pic.twitter.com/AZ6DV0ci1Y— Maybe: Mish Matheus (@MishMatheus) August 28, 2019
After the Photoshopped clouds allegations, Saravia made her Instagram account private. She did, however, seem to be taking the whole thing in stride. Scott Buscemi posted on Twitter that Saravia poked fun at herself by Photoshopping lightening and memes of herself into the sky.
She posted this on her story hahahah pic.twitter.com/gHk5fYRt4g— Scott Buscemi (@scottbuscemi) August 28, 2019
Eilish O'Sullivan is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot studying journalism and government at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle and the Daily Texan.