Comedian Celeste Barber says some celebrities have BLOCKED her because they think her Instagram parodies are ‘mean’
Celeste Barber takes on the world’s biggest names in hilarious Instagram parodies on a regular basis to her 7.6 million followers.
And the Australian comedian has revealed that some models, actresses and influencers have BLOCKED her after posting about them on her account.
Appearing on British actress and activist Jameela Jamil’s iWeigh podcast, the 38-year-old joked: ‘If Cindy Crawford and Gweneth Paltrow are okay with it, you can all f***ing be okay with it.’
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‘Some people don’t like it’: Comedian Celeste Barber (right) admits some celebrities have BLOCKED her because they find her hilarious Instagram parodies ‘mean’. Pictured left: Rita Ora
Celeste wants her posts to start conversations about how different body shapes perform the same thing, adding her uploads are parodies and never an attempt to personally ridicule the original content creator.
‘My intention with this has always been just to make people laugh and where they take it from there is up to them,’ she said.
Celeste continued: ‘When people are like “do you feel mean or anything?” I’m like “no”. I only use photos they post, if it’s a paparazzi photo I won’t use it, unless they have.’
‘My intention has always been just to make people laugh’: While many high-profile names have praised her comparisons, some A-listers are not fans. Pictured left: Khloe Kardashian
Viral currency: Celeste admitted many celebrities are in on the joke, and even submit their own pictures to be parodied. Pictured left: Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill
However, while many high-profile names have praised her comparisons, some A-listers are clearly not fans of her work.
‘Some people don’t like it. People are allowed to be sick of being made fun of, I get it. People have blocked and are not into it, no problem. moving on!’ she said.
In saying that, Celeste admitted many celebrities are in on the joke, and even submit their own pictures to be parodied by the viral queen.
Good sport: Celeste’s ‘hot husband’ Api Robin (right) is often dragged in on her infamous Instagram comparisons, with hilarious result. Pictured left is Cody Simpson and Miley Cyrus
Elsewhere in the chat, Celeste spoke about the double standards on Instagram and her pet peeve of being called ‘brave’ for replicating supermodel’s uploads.
‘When Emily Ratajkowski wears dental floss, they’re like “you’re empowering women. You’re the face of feminism”, and then I do it and they’re like “wow, b**ch, you’re brave”. But why, why is that different?’ she said.
Listen to the full interview on Jameela Jamil’s iWeigh podcast
Incredible! Thanks to Celeste’s global reach, she raised a whopping $51 million for the Australian bushfire relief in 2019/2020. Pictured at the Fire Fight Australia concert in Feb 2020