Today's Instagram influencers are essentially modern-day snake oil salesmen, hawking pseudoscientific placebos that are no different from the ineffective elixirs and curatives popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. FitTea promises a flat tummy. Sugarbear Hair vitamins promise shinier, stronger hair. HiSmile promises whiter teeth in just ten minutes. What a bunch of quacks.
So I created an Instagram account full of fake ads for these bullshit products, in the style of vintage medical ads from the turn of the century. Because, to paraphrase P.T. Barnum, there's a sucker who signs up for Instagram every minute.