Unfollow: The 5 Most Irritating Posters on Pinterest

If you have a uterus or otherwise identify as a lady-person, you’re practically required by law to have a Pinterest account. Even those of us who aren’t particularly crafty have been inspired to make garbage bag holders out of ice cream cartons and undertake similarly absurd tasks thanks to the site. But when we aren't looking for our next DIY project, we're hate-scrolling through the accounts of Pinterest's 5 most annoying members.

The 5 Most Annoying People on Pinterest

If you have a uterus or otherwise identify as a lady-person, you’re practically required by law to have a Pinterest account. Even those of us who aren’t particularly crafty have been inspired to make garbage bag holders out of ice cream cartons and undertake similarly absurd tasks thanks to the site. But when we aren't looking for our next DIY project, we're hate-scrolling through the accounts of Pinterest's 5 most annoying members.

1 The people who are really good at everything

She's your crafting nemesis — every time you’ve completed a cool DIY project, like gluing wine corks to some wood to make an alcoholic’s message board, she’s one-upped you by making the damn corks herself. She has the ability to turn used toilet paper rolls into a MoMA-worthy butterfly display and, while most Pinterest users just steal the ideas of others when making their Mason jar mothball holders, this chick creates her own instructional pins. Either unfollow her or accept that you'll never beat her at her own game.

2 The people who are really bad at everything

Even worse than the super-talented crafter is the one who can't quite nail the execution. Her attempts at painting a trendy chevron pattern on her lampshade come out looking more like a Pollock than a geometric print. Her attempts at baking are mostly lopsided health hazards. Pinterest Fails was basically created to showcase her work. And while her can-do attitude is inspiring, the results of her handiwork are less-than. Avoid her in-person as well as online or you’ll be scrubbing the glitter and Mod Podge out of your clothes for weeks.

3 That friend that only pins nonsensical inspirational quotes

Apparently, there are a lot of people who need a little extra motivation to make it through the day, and Pinterest serves up a never-ending stream of “You can do it!” inspirational phrases to help everyone stay focused at work, love themselves, and (of course) get fit and skinny! There are entire Pinterest boards dedicated to specific quote categories, and your Social Media Shakespeare follows each and every one of them — even those with sassy sayings like  “I don’t have an attitude problem, you have a problem with my attitude and that’s not my problem!” Sing it, sister.

4 The person who pins crap only Gwyneth Paltrow can afford

From the looks of Mini Gwyneth’s Pinterest, she’s a young heiress with unlimited funds. In reality, she’s a 25 year old with student loan debt and a Toyota Yaris. Her Pinterest is full of Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, and Chanel, but the closest she’s come to any of these luxe brands is staring wistfully through the glass at Bergdorf. Sure, we all want beautiful things, but Mini Gwyn takes it too far. Is nothing affordable worth having?

5 The budding "chef"

“Foodie” is a term used so frequently that it has lost its meaning, and nowhere is that more obvious than on Pinterest. Your Faux Foodie friend is notorious for sharing unappealing recipes and posting less-than-mouthwatering pics of her own creations. She's amazed at the variety of ways in which canned vegetables and frozen chicken can be fashioned into “gourmet home-cooked meals”, and she thinks that PB&J sandwiches require step-by-step instructions. We'll stick to following Bon Appetit, thanks.

Now, if you’ll excuse us, It's time to bake up a batch of Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats. Sometimes Pinterest has some damn fine ideas.

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