If you didn’t hear the news, Android got a slick new Instagram app this morning that has brought salvation to millions of smartphone users across the globe. Finally, we can all take pretty ugly pictures of nature and cats and food and post them with the loving assurance that they are viewable to 80% of of the world’s smartphone users. Horray! Instagram is finally a really awesome global party!
Well stop right there with the happiness, because a lot of iPhone users are pissed that Instagram came out with an Android app. Twitter has been flooded all day with elitest iPhone owners bemoaning the flood of “ghetto” “poor” Android toting riff raff smashing into their beautiful walled zen garden. The sheer abundance of snooty pretentiousness is enough to give a sensible person a lethal dose of dysentery.
Here’s some of the most ridiculous anti-Android Instagram posts we’ve seen so far:
Can’t we all get along? Can’t these silly iPhone owners stop mixing their vanity with class warfare by equating Android ownership with poverty? Can’t we all just Instagram photos of our meals using whatever smartphone we want and say, “holy cow Mike, that guacamole sure does look delectable”?[photo via Clint Hardison]