sunday digest
Essena O'Neill Quits Social Media… But Who Is She?
Essena O’Neill is brave. You’ve heard about her, right? The social media star who quit Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr to break free of the delusions and squash her addiction to the likes and the comments and the fame. She’s giving up a modeling career, sponsored posts and adoring fans because she’s tired of being fake. That word, “brave,” is the one you’ll catch most frequently if you scroll through the comments of her now defunct Instagram account. It’s as though her followers — old and new — have been longing for someone to break through the glass screen of their phone and tell them that none of this is real. Keep reading…

Shia LaBeouf

Words by Amelia Diamond for Man Repeller.