The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is essentially one evening-long, IRL humblebrag. So it’s particularly grating when attendees feel obliged to compound that with actual, explicit humblebrags on social media, i.e., “I’m so exhausted/aloof/overwhelmed at this cool/glamorous/enviable event that you are — whoops — not at!”
We get it: You’re there. You want the world to know. And you kind of deserve to get called out.
How to look really bad: stand next to these three people… pic.twitter.com/pKoSHeCLR0— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 4, 2014
Contrary to popular belief, the main activity at the #WHCD is avoiding people you’ve written terrible things about.— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) May 3, 2014
Willie from Duck Dynasty just told me, after 10 seconds of talking to him, that I have a voice for radio. Guy has an ear for talent #whcd— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) May 3, 2014
I’m having fun.— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) May 4, 2014
As wonderful as all those broadcasts are, however, this particular “humblebrag” from National Journal reporter Emma Roller may be the most on point:
The caption — geotagged at “exclusive after party” — reads: “OMG can’t believe I got to meet Famous Person tonight. So down to earth.” Exactly.
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