An Open Letter To People Who Caption Posts Vibes

By Cleobetchra

Dear Those Vibing,

Yes the Kardashians, Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid are trendsetters maybe (?) but that doesn't mean you have to constantly regurgitate their Instagram captions. I’m talking about ‘vibes’ epidemic. Unfortunately their use of the term ‘vibes,’ which literally means nothing, has trickled down into the mainstream. Now you’ll see twelve year old girls taking selfies in the back seat of their mom’s Grand Caravan and captioning an Instagram post to their 600 middle school followers “vibes.”



vibes right now ��

A photo posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on





A photo posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on


Yes you closed Chanel Kenny, but what on Earth? What kind of vibes would a Melissa Etheridge belt/harness butt denote? How exactly are you feeling? Do I even want to know?

It seems like “vibes” is a synonym for “mood” which is a synonym for not captioning the picture at all. Obviously that’s how you feel if you’re posting the picture? Like, what’s next a pictures of the rain with a caption saying “weather.” WE KNOW.



weekend vibes brothers room

A photo posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on




set vibes, London. �� @kegrand xx

A photo posted by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on


Another reason “vibes” is a problem is the fact that way too many people are using the term. Like you didn’t come up with at, come on. It’s the whole “dat ___ doe” thing all over again. What are you talking about? Do you just spit out things that you see online?

Maybe I’m way too pessimistic. Maybe people really mean what they say when they say: “dat cake doe. vibes” and I just don’t get it. But I personally feel like the whole vibes thing is getting a little out of hand and needs to be Reign Disick’d in, real quick.


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