Video reveals just how obsessed we are with social media 'likes'

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As we all know, social media has become an open forum on which people share impressive and exciting details about their lives with anyone and everyone who'll read their posts. While social media is meant to be a harmless celebration of the progression of our lives and a way to keep up with the happenings of old friends, it can become quite competitive as people attempt to "one up" their peers.

That's why a Los Angeles-based comedian decided to create this prank proposal video. He wanted a way to "brag" about his exciting life and relationship via social media without actually having to commit to another person.

The video features actors, some of whom are even engaged or married to other people, who pose with bystanders in pictures to convey seemingly legitimate marriage proposal scenes. The plan was to post the pictures on Facebook and Instagram to see how many "likes" they would rack up, despite the fact that they're complete frauds.

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The results did not disappoint. These pictures gathered hundreds of "likes" and comments. Even people who knew those in the photos liked the pictures despite having never seen the apparent brides-to-be before.

It seems social media users just got owned. We just got completely called out for blindly liking all of the proposal-esque photos we scroll through on our newsfeeds. This comedian just proved that "likes" mean absolutely nothing. He took to old (but not that old) adage "don't do it for the 'likes'" to a whole new level.

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