It’s a brave new world out there, folks, when “famous” can have myriad meanings – and when one of those things is “has lots of followers because she takes pretty pictures for Instagram.”

I’m serious.

And y’all, these influencers get free stuff all the time, because businesses figure their service or product will get mentioned in front of all those followers.

The more followers, the better engagement, the nicer your free stuff.

Here, though, are 12 influencers who asked for things a bit out of their reach, and got smacked down in pretty public ways.

12. This is very sadly not a joke.

This fake guru has 186k Followers and always post about how much money he makes.
by inChoosingBeggars

11. Well, this is very telling.

10. Wild, standing applause.

D grade reality cook tries to offer exposure to award winning restaurant
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9. You can call them rude, but…

8. Consider yourselves smacked down.

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7. Yikes, y’all Just…yikes.

6. It never takes too long for true colors to emerge.

I guess I just lost the biggest opportunity of my life
by inChoosingBeggars

5. Short, sweet, and to the point.

This ice cream man’s response to a choosing beggar gives me hope for humanity.
by inChoosingBeggars

4. You know, just like everyone else?

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3. How about we try this instead.

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2. I see this plan is catching on.

The only way to protect your business from wild CB’s
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1. This whiny justification makes me want to puke.

Hot Take: social media “influencers” are useless and pointless
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Does it make me a bad person that I really enjoyed reading these? Don’t answer that.

INSTEAD… let us know your favorite influencer takedowns in the comments! Because we love the sh^t out of that!