Ivanka Trump Is Bad At Instagram
Ivanka Trump is good at many things — being blond, normalizing her father, designing shoes nobody wants to sell anymore — but Instagram isn’t one of them.
In fact, Ivanka Trump is really bad at Instagram — especially for somebody with 3 million followers.
The idea of a “good” Instagram account is kind of vague, and inarguably subjective. But in most cases, the people who are best at Instagram are the ones who are best at making their life seem simultaneously goals af and aesthetically pleasing.
When they take pictures of their food, it looks mouthwateringly delectable.
When they take selfies, they look like their hands were positioned for them by a professional photographer to get the best angle possible.
And above all, whenever they get their photo taken, which is almost every day, their pictures are well-lit, or put through a dreamy, hazy filter that makes them look impossibly cool, their poses the result of a studied nonchalance.
Kylie Jenner is good at Instagram. Michelle Phan is good at Instagram. Ivanka Trump is not.
Ivanka Trump’s Instagram account is everything a good Instagram account would never be.
It’s corny, stiff and almost completely devoid of good lighting.
And this is the way it’s always been with Ivanka for all of the 260 weeks — or 4.9863 years — she’s had an Instagram account.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say she’s purposefully trying to be bad at Instagram.
Actively doing everything she can to downplay her wealth and societal standing in order to seem more like a regular mom from the midwest.
Except regular moms from the midwest don’t get Starbucks drinks named after them.
They aren’t prominently featured on the Golf Channel.
They don’t have their own jewelry line.
And they definitely don’t travel to Azerbaijan.
Which means that Ivanka Trump doesn’t have an excuse for being bad at Instagram.
Actually, no rich beautiful people do.
And I have a feeling somebody told her as much recently, because in the past couple weeks it looks like she’s at least tried to make her Instagram look more aspirational.
And when I say she tried, I mean she’s found somebody with photography skills to take pictures for her.
But even then, she’s still posting pictures like this all the time.
Don’t worry, Ivanka.
You’re still your father’s favorite child.
Nobody will ever be able to take that away.