Ashley Hesseltine is a comedian and the brains behind the Instagram page ‘Bros Being Basic’. And just in case you were wondering, Ashley is a woman.
What began as a snooty insult that poked fun at middle-class, mainly white girls who blindly follow mainstream trends, it took on a life of its own as more people became familiar with it.
“Parodies done in the right way are always funny, and the content is just so relatable to both sexes. And at the end of the day, a lot of the content isn’t even guys mocking girls — it’s them being themselves. Guys can be JUST as basic and thirsty as girls on Insta!”
Ashley got the idea for the page back in 2014, when the ‘basic’ trend started to take off. “I had an idea for a post on my blog, What If Guys Acted Like Girls on Instagram?” she told us. “I recruited all my guy friends to create the photos for me, and when the blog started going viral, the idea for the Instagram account was born. I (with the help of my friend Travis May) launched the account on Thanksgiving Eve and it blew up immediately.”
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