COMMENTS BY CELEBS
Text by Uracha Chaiyapinunt
Two girls, one Instagram account, and a mission to capture every comment by celebrities on social media. But never did Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer, both Syracuse University graduates and good friends, think their fun little side account would attract the attentions of A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow, John Mayer and the queen of social media herself, Chrissy Teigen. Now, their viral page @commentsbycelebs has more than one million Instagram followers, a weekly podcast and has branched out to three more pages dedicated to sports commentary, Bravo television network and YouTube influencers’ interactions.
In this digital age, stars have managed to take control of the news by using social media as a platform to directly communicate with their fans. Engagements, weddings, public feuds and pregnancy news are all getting announced more and more through social media — sometimes through an official post, other times in the form of a response to fan questions. If it were not for Diamond and Kramer, some of these minor interactions and rumor-confirmations would have gone unnoticed, never making it to the headlines. For example, in the summer of 2018, it was @commentsbyceleb that sent the media in a frenzy over Kylie Jenner’s decision to no longer share photos of her daughter online. The source that all the publications, including Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, used? A screenshot that Diamond and Kramer shared of Jenner replying to a follower’s comment.
Since then, the two girls have been giving us the most hilarious content: The Rock and Kevin Hart’s sarcastic interchanges, Justin Timberlake flirting with his wife Jessica Biel in the comments section, Katy Perry thanking Derek Blasberg for Facetuning her in his photo, Miley Cyrus snapping back at a fan, and Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s many motivational comments under each other’s workout videos. So if you aren’t already following @commentsbyceleb, we highly recommend the account. It’s light, entertaining and gives you an inside look into celebrity’s personal life outside the press. There’s also the funny realization that stars are just like us; as Diamond and Kramer’s tagline goes, “Because even famous people love famous people.”