She has 2 million followers — so she’s no Kardashian-Jenner, but it’s a perfectly respectable following!
And as a red-blooded ’90s child and general Instagram lurker, I first came across her account and followed her for the nostalgia factor…
…but here’s where it gets kind of weird: The longer I follow Barbie on Instagram, the more convinced I became that her account is secretly genius.
Take this post from today, for example, where “Barbie” is participating in the Bottle Cap Challenge. Hilarious stop motion aside, it’s adorably relevant since every celeb on earth seems to be posting a version of the same thing.
Which is why I think it’s the funniest and most subversive thing in the world when she posts a pic like this — the classic lap shot — and it’s like, your brain KNOWS a plastic doll can’t be taking a selfie of her own crotch…but she’s pretending to be like us humans, while we’re all low-key pretending we’re like her….
Here’s another example: In this post, Barbie is copying (parodying?) that “lol woke up like this” post that everyone posts to show that they’re ~human~ and ~real~ and ~have suspiciously good bed head~ even though logically, it’s like, yeah well, BARBIE, YOU ARE PLASTIC YOU LOOK LIKE THAT ALWAYS.