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Another One Of Your Favorite Instagram Stars Is Quitting Social Media

Hipster Barbie got too mainstream.

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The Portland-based creator, who had been anonymous, also revealed her name to be Darby Cisneros. She told BuzzFeed News that she is ending the account because "I said all I wanted to say."

Darby Cisneros

"The project turned out to be so much more than I ever thought it would and that is something to be proud of. I think it's important to know when to call it quits," she said.

The wedding photographer said she started the account because "I wanted to use it as my own outlet to say things about social media that I've always wanted to say."

Darby Cisneros

But she said never expected it to go viral. She added that the whole experience has taught her a lot.

"I've learned to trust in my own creativity and voice," she said. "If there's something that I want to do I have a lot more confidence to just go for it."

Cisneros said her decision to quit now has nothing to do with Instagram star Essena O'Neill's decision to also quit social media earlier this week.

Darby Cisneros

"I had decided a month ago that I was going to end the account today," she said. "It's funny how it worked out that way though. I think it was very brave of Essena to do what she did. I give her big props."


One of the best parts of the project, Cisneros said, was how many people agreed with her views on social media and how ridiculous it can be.

Darby Cisneros

"My view on social media hasn't really changed much, but it was cool to see how many people were on the same page as [Socality Barbie]," she said. "More and more people are speaking out about how ridiculous social media has become."

For now, you can still view the account. But Cisneros said she isn't sure how long it will last.

Darby Cisneros

She said she has received some messages from Instagram warning her she has violated community guidelines, so she feels like they will kill her account eventually.

"I tried to contact them to ask which guidelines I have violated, but they didn't get back to me," she said. "I'm sure they'll delete it at some point."

BuzzFeed News has asked Instagram for comment on her claims.