LIVE from lockdown
Has social distancing left you stuck inside feeling all types of lonely and melancholy? Well Instagram is looking like your best escape.
Mental health experts and many others have shamed Instagram in the past; describing it as a relentless emphasis on promoting ‘perfect’ lifestyles and the cause of low self-esteem issues.
However, in the case of entertainment during these stir-crazy times, its proven to be a sort of savour.
Everyone will be spending more time on social media than usual, as there’s nothing better to do. But celebrities and influencers are cooped up in their homes just like the rest of us.
To save their own sanity and provide their followers with some sort of entertainment, many have taken to Instagram LIVE to provide us with a much-needed laugh.
Singer Tory Lanez has remained active on his LIVE since coming out of prison.
On the 1st of April, he and Drake broke the record for the most Instagram LIVE viewers. The LIVE had over 300 thousand viewers.
The 27 year old singer was banned later that month from hosting Instagram LIVE’s after a twerking performance incorporated inappropriate antics with a sex toy.
On a lighter note, yesterday Tom Holland made a Marvel quiz via his Instagram LIVE.
The Spiderman star, 23, was joined by his brother, Harry, 21, and their family friend Harrison Osterfield, 23, which was hosted by his parents’ charity, The Brothers Trust.
The actor left his fans hysterical as he didn’t realise as he read the questions off of paper cards, the answers were revealed to his live viewers on the back.
He continued to do so even after his brother Harry rushed in and warned him previously.
Other influencers have taken a more serious approach with their lives. Such as content creator Nia the Light, who has consistently been on her Instagram LIVE with something different each day.
Actively putting content out in series on her page, such as #NiaTalkShow where she’ll collaborate with Influencers with similar platforms to her own.
Her LIVE’s usually consist of talks, general advice, hair care and demonstrations of at home exercises.
At the request of her audience, Nia also started a series called #TravelWithNia. Within this series she posts holiday trips she’s taken thought the years on her Instagram story.
Later saving them to her highlights, making them available for later viewing.
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