Loads of people use Instagram to paint the shiniest picture of their life, but that’s not always what reality looks like. Example: you’re in bed battling a bout of strep throat, and instead of uploading your swollen, red mug, you show off a dreamy snap from that Caribbean getaway.
Then there are people like Tom Hanks. Surely his life is shiny fabulous, but if you take a wander over to his Instagram account you’re going to see… a lost glove, a broken umbrella, another lost glove, and another. Trust us, it’s worth a look, though we’re not really sure why.
On the other side of the fence, Lil Bow Wow posting a picture of his “private jet” and getting called out by a fan who had photographic proof that the rapper was in fact flying economy like the rest of us peasants. Oh Bow Wow.
Just to even things out, here are few other great celeb posts that get a little silly, just to bring things back down to earth (literally) and remind you that not everyone’s faking it.
Tom Hanks’ Instagram is like a lost and found
It’s hard to say what’s funnier, that A-lister Tom Hanks mostly posts about stuff he find lying in the sidewalk, or that he signs off every single post with “Hanx”. This is the kind of slightly bizarre humour everyone needs in their feed.
Lil Bow Wow gets caught lying about having a private jet
In case you haven’t already heard, a fan shared a Snapchat of Lil Bow Wow flying in regular old economy on a regular old plane after he’d posted this shot implying he’d be on a private jet, inspiring fans to make their own misleading posts for the #bowwowchallenge. It’s a stock photo from a luxury transport website, btw.
We do think the Gucci luggage he travelled with is real, however.
Katy Perry and her squad get washed up taking photos at the beach
With each shot, this gets funnier and funnier. Taking pics that close to the water can lead to some hilarious fails, but Katy and her pals look so great even when caught off guard by the tide every snapshot is a win. (Click on the photo for the full sequence.)
Amy Schumer and her sister meet Judge Judy
For anyone who’s ever fallen into a daytime TV vortex on a sick day, this is the dream. Judge Judy is hilarious and tells it like it is, just like Amy. Amy just might have found her biggest critic, judging by this shot.
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki can’t find the right door
These two goofs have masses of screaming Supernatural fans waiting for them in Melbourne, and they can’t even figure out how to get onto the stage. You’d think the writing on the door saying “Authorized Entry Only” might have been a sign.
Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, Cara Delevigne and Amy Schumer get photobombed by Ansel Elgort
First of all, this is an amazing and diversely talented group of people to be in one picture, and second of all, how is it even possible that when Ansel is photobombing a group, he still somehow gets the best lighting? Now that’s talent.
Jessica Biel gets silly with some bread sticks in a photo booth
This is what photo booths were made for: famous actresses sticking tiny bread sticks up her nose. Okay, not really, but they are for getting a little silly and having fun, both of which Jessica has definitely accomplished.