Monday, January 19, 2015

TV personality Jessi Cruickshank exposes false Canadian celebs humblebrags

Jessi CruickshankIn an interview with Tribute, Jessi had this to say about canadian celebs humblebrags;

As reported by Tribute:

First off you can tell us what’s a humblebrag and how do you spot one?
Yes, good question. I personally really feel that the humblebrag is the new selfie. It just was added to the Oxford English Dictionary so if that’s not an indication of its mass popularity I don’t know what else is. I like to define a humblebrag as a social media post that lets everybody know how awesome you are, how gorgeous you look or how amazing your life is. But it’s undercut with a little dose of faux humility.

What are the top things you think Canadians humblebrag about?
Well, Virgin Mobile Canada did a study on humblebragging in Canada to try and figure out the good, the bad and the unfollow-worthy habits of Canadian humblebraggers. They found that 44 per cent of Canadians – so that’s almost half of the population – admit to humblebragging. The study found that almost half of all those humblebrags are about someone’s appearance, followed by materialistic items, like posting pictures of your new shoes or purse, and then finally location, so if you’re on a cruise or you’re court side at a Raptors’ game. That’s sort of the order of what people humblebrag about in Canada.

What about you? When was the last time you humblebragged?Jessi Cruickshank
Oh I humblebrag all the time, but I don’t do it intentionally! Which I feel better about it because according to this study 38 per cent of people don’t even know that they’re humblebragging and I am a part of that statistic. Because I’ll post something thinking it’s funny and then my friends will totally call me out on it. I was at the Golden Globes on Sunday and I wore a sassy yellow gown and I wanted to post a picture of myself in it without looking like a total narcissist so I used the caption “Sexy Banana.” Which I thought was funny, but also with my way of being funny about posting a totally narcissistic photo of myself.  And that’s why I think this has become such a phenomenon, because that is what our social media feeds are all about. They’re about showing people how great your life is, where you’re going, who you’re with, what you’re wearing and so you know, people are afraid. You can get unfriended pretty quickly if you’re shamelessly self-promoting yourself constantly. So people have found this technique of the humblebrag to try and sort of undercut those boasts. But like I said, I really think there’s a way and according to this research, Canadians would rather we just come out with it and be upfront about it Kim Kardashian style.

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