Online influencers have the damnedest way of perpetuating Instagram trends that are both embarrassing and hack-y.
Kylie Jenner, for example, jumpstarted the trend of posing for photos with one or all of your fingers hovering near your mouth. (The appeal of this fad is still totally lost on me.)
And now, there’s a new posing trend that top Instagram accounts seem to be perpetuating. Instagram feeds everywhere have recently been overrun by a pose that has been coined by Cosmopolitan as the “Bambi pose.”
Can you hear my eyes rolling?
The pose in question involves crouching, thighs over calves, with your knees and the balls of your feet typically resting on the ground — like a tiny, yearling fawn, I guess? One of the key elements of this pose is that the back is usually poker-straight.
Here’s the thing: this is just SEXY KNEELING, Y’ALL.
Seriously. This is just a dainty form of crouching, and it’s kind of unnatural.
I mean, who in their right mind sits like this when they’re eating french fries?
I mean, I get it: it’s an excellent way to show off your tush in a casual way. And it eliminates the possibility of any tummy rolls in swimsuit photos. I’m not saying it’s totally without purpose, I’m just saying — who are these people kidding? This isn’t a comfortable sitting position, and there is nothing remotely candid about these photos.
YOU CAN’T FOOL ME, BELLA.
As a matter of fact, I’m renaming this pose the “Pooping-In-The-Woods pose.” Because that is the only feasible scenario in which you would need to sit like this.
So, if you feel the insatiable need to replicate the Bambi/Pooping-In-The-Woods pose, then by all means — knock yourself out.
Just remember that everybody else has pretty much run this ridiculous pose into the ground, so maybe you should just try sitting like a normal human and not some woodland creature.