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The Art of Self-Deprecation


Australian comedian Celeste Barber uses her social media to illustrate the ridiculousness of the unattainable and over-the-top social media posts by celebrities and models. Her satire has so resonated with people that her followers now number more than 12 million. I think her spoofs are as successful as they are because she’s not afraid to make herself ridiculous to entertain people, and it works!

Barber also has a very entertaining video series under the hashtag #celestechallengeaccepted. Her self-deprecating humor make her very relatable. She’s an attractive woman, but in the interest of comedy, she mugs and slouches for the camera and makes herself as average-looking as possible. I have great respect for her willingness to be seen in her worst possible light. I certainly don’t have her courage.

You can follow the very funny Celeste Barber on her website and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “The Art of Self-Deprecation

  1. She is hilarious!

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  2. She sure has a great sense of humor. I will be laughing off and on all day after watching all of the posts. Hal

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  3. I have been following her for *years* and she often serves to remind me that normal bodies are actually preferable 😉

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  4. I follow her on Instagram and her posts always make me smile. Obviously there is a lot of wit and snark in her videos but I think she is also a pretty skilled Vaudevillian with the way she uses her face and body. I also just loves the way she undercuts beauty standards by exposing their ridiculousness through exaggeration.

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  5. She is so funny! Thanks for the laugh!

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