• Wed, Jul 18 2012

Gallery: New Tumblr ‘Rich Kids Of Instagram’ Hastens The Coming Class War

Hey there! You, in the non-designer potato sack, eating beans out of a can that you have warmed up over a fire made from the un-opened collection notices that arrive at your hovel daily. Need some inspiration to finally take your grievances to the streets? Look no further than “Rich Kids Of Instagram,” a tumblr created to collect all the most egregious examples of conspicuous consumption porn posted on the internet. How bad is it? Let’s take a look.

(Via Buzzfeed)

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  • Amanda Chatel

    Bring on the guillotines is right. Ugh.

    • BeccaTheCyborg

      I’ll bring the tumbrels if you can find me a few women who can knit.

    • Amanda Chatel

      I should be able to do that…

    • len132

      I can knit!

  • Bluu

    Honestly, the first gondola one looks like it’s at an amusement park.

  • koolchicken

    I’m getting pretty sick and tired of hearing others gripe about those who have anything. Seems like the world will only be happy if those who have money give every last cent away. Who cares if you worked hard to get what you have, if you have more than someone else you’re wrong. And you’re only allowed to share photos of your life with your friends if that life features nothing but poverty, otherwise you’re showing off. This is jealousy plain and simple.

    • Cally

      I don’t think the teenagers featured in these pictures have worked for anything. I don’t know of course, but I’m willing to be skeptical of their work ethic.
      Also, it’s cool if you worked hard to be a wealthy person, but when you spend it on pink swing rides in your back yard while people are starving on the streets.. it kind of looks bad.

    • porkchop

      Also, at the risk of sounding like a total commie, you can earn your money, but you can’t deserve to be rich.

    • MM

      Dude, get a grip. The rich have way more stuff than we do! In return, we get the privilege of making fun of them.

    • koolchicken

      @Cally, you don’t know how anyone in the photos came by their money. And a few of them didn’t look like teenagers. Sure my BIL took flight lessons as a teen, but most with a private pilots license are adults so that would make the adult looking people in the cockpit adults. As for people starving on the streets, is it really the responsibility of only the wealthy to feed them? If you ever eat in a restaurant, go out to a movie, or do anything fun that costs then you have disposable income and maybe you should fork all of it over to feed the homeless. If I work for what I have, and my husband works, and my family works, then we have the right to spend what we want on what we want. If you want to buy an expensive pair of shoes I’m not going to hold it against you, or suggest you give them away. And I should point out that most people of means give more away to charity each year than you might realize- and it’s not just for the tax deduction.

      Quite frankly both you AND porkchop do sound like communists. And as an American I’m getting pretty sick of it. If you don’t like the way things are here maybe you should leave.

    • Jamie Peck

      Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of the world’s tiniest violin!

    • koolchicken

      Jamie, I’ve read a few of your posts and with this last comment it cements things for me. There’s just something wrong with you, maybe you should get some help and stop being so miserable. You can’t possibly be happy. So sorry seeing photos of others enjoying life enrages you to the point you feel the need to write an entire post about how someone else’s life is over the top. If you don’t care to live that way (or can’t) fine, but keep it to yourself.

      If the worlds smallest violin is playing, I think it’s playing your song…

    • Jamie Peck

      You sound rich!

    • koolchicken

      Comfortable, never rich. You on the other hand, sound jealous and kind of bitter about the lives of others. Unless someone is breaking the law how others live their lives is not for you, or anyone else to judge.

    • porkchop

      koolchicken–I just want to confess to you that I’m holding on to my $$ with both hands. I aspire to be a class warrior, but so far the only thing I’m capable of is owning up to what I am: rich.

      Yes, everyone with extra money should be helping everyone else. The fact that people are actually starving to death, every day, while 99% of us do nothing about it, is pretty much a species-wide disgrace. The only difference between us is that I feel shame about it–but since I’m not actually giving my money away (at least, not much of it) then at our core we’re the same.

      If being rich is okay, then why are you not supposed to call yourself that? Why is it a dirty word?

    • koolchicken

      Prokchop- It’s simple. Aside from the fact it’s vulgar to describe oneself as rich (or to discuss how much you have in general) its posts like this. You see if you have more than two nickels to rub together in this world than so far as society is concerned your not as good as everyone else. Well, assuming you’re not draining your savings account and giving every last cent away. Then you’re okay, but people will still feel you should have done more, and sooner.

      I do give plenty away, it’s something I like doing. But it’s not my responsibility to fix the world. It is the responsibility of governments to step in and do the right thing by their people. I am not running a country, and I’ve never aspired to the job.

    • Jamie Peck

      And I think it’s the people’s responsibility to step in and do the right thing by themselves and each other. Which will someday, hopefully, in my most optimistic of dreams, involve abolishing exploitative systems so everyone can have as much as they need. Not just for moral reasons (although I do believe it would be a more moral world if nobody exploited anyone else), but for practical reasons, too, i.e. to keep from destroying ourselves.

      In the meantime, I will continue to poke fun at children of privilege. Maybe it will be good for them!

  • holleeta

    I’m pretty sure 5 is some fake shit, maybe a groupon deal. You’d think rich kids would be drinking a better beer than Bud Lite. That is too cheap for their blood.

    • alexandra

      I dunno, you’d be surprised how committed rich kids are to slumming when it comes to some things. My experience of rich kids in the DC/Baltimore area was that they drank SHITTY beer.

    • Maggie

      I have no money and a crappy job and even I won’t drink bud lite

  • Larissa

    There are something called mirreyes in Mexico that are basically that, and they have their own site to show off their yachts and champagne!

    http://www.mirrreybook.com/

  • porkchop

    Oh, man, I love the rich. This reminds me of when I went on the “world famous” jungle queen riverboat tour of Fort Lauderdale, where you get to ogle rich folks’ houses and giant boats. Highlights:

    -The chorus line of rich bros who stood on the lawn and waved their dicks at us.

    -The couple having missionary sex on their dining room table with the lights on, for our entertainment.

    Going in, I actually felt a little weird, being a tourist in their neighborhood, but after all that, I was like, This is a freaking zoo, and started tossing caramel corn at them. The fragility of this kind of smugness is amazing. They actually think they deserve what they have. FASCINATING.

    • JenniWren

      Love it! I don’t hate on these kids because I too was young and comically non-self-aware once. Time will alter that. But yeah… sweeties, your privilege is showing…

  • alexandra

    And can I please just point out that once again, the headline is so incredibly on point. Bravo.

  • Eileen

    Eh, whatever. Yeah, they’re rich and they spend their money on fancy shit they probably don’t need. Do you own a computer? Did you go to college? Do you ever eat food other people have prepared for you (at a serious price markup)? Do you take vacations that involve paid time off and travel by airplane? And do you ever take pictures of any of this consumption? Sometimes I think people draw a line in the sand: “What I have is what should be normal, and I’m fine with that; what you have is conspicuous consumption.” We have no idea what these rich people do with the rest of their time and money. And given that we ALL spend our time and money on things we don’t NEED, I don’t think it’s fair to judge others for doing the same.

    • ikea

      ^this.

    • koolchicken

      Thank you, this is exactly what I’m talking about. If you share a photo of yourself having fun then you’re showing off. For all we know the people in most of these photos spend their every waking moment behind a desk. Or maybe the girl in front of the large house doesn’t live there, but is a guest. I just hate the way anyone perceived to have more is automatically demonized in our society.

      What’s to say many people lived outside their means for a long time and now everyone is paying for their indulgence. Those who were smart from the beginning held on to what they had- because they know spending two dollars when you only have one is stupid. And now anyone who was/is smart with their money is showing off. So far as I’m concerned if it’s yours enjoy it and don’t feel sorry, you could be dead tomorrow.

  • mm

    I knew a guy on the actual Tumblr…he lives in Beverly Hills and let me just say he absolutely does not spend his days behind a desk or anything like that. He doesn’t do anything but drink, do drugs, and “work” for daddy. I grew up with people like this, and none of them do anything. Sometimes I think I’m the only one who won’t be working for my parents (or living off them), and I’m glad that they refuse to give me money because I see how stupid it is now.

  • Sabrina

    I wish I had a pool…