We Are the 99th Percentile

A response to those unfortunates marooned in the 99 percent
99ths to Follow

This IS shopped.  Literally.  Once The53 was exposed for using fake images, or shopped images with old dates in the EXIF data, they pulled them off the site.  Now they’re trying to cover their tracks better, like this shot with a 10/13 date… taken in Adobe Photoshop CS4.  Please explain why you need Photoshop to crop a photo.

Also notice how few of The53’s entries actually show people. Lots of words, which the same person could write over and over, but not many like the image above, with a handwritten sign.

Which was shopped.

I can tell by the pixels.

the53:

I come from a struggling middle-class family.

My parents have virtually no money to send me to college.

I worked my ass off in high school and graduated top of my class.

I got into Wellesley College with a full ride thanks to the generosity of the wealthy alumnae — the 1%.

So excuse me if I don’t whine about how the wealthy screw me over.

I am the American Dream.

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  3. wearethe99thpercentile reblogged this from ipskaya and added:
    Thanks for taking the trouble to reply. Here’s a few things you should know about why that doesn’t prove 100% you are...
  4. dreadfulpenny reblogged this from the53 and added:
    That’s something the 99% tend to forget — the 1% of this nation donate tons of money to charities and foundations that...
  5. thelittlestonedfox reblogged this from genghis420 and added:
    How could this ignorant failure say such things? Oh what, because you had a free ride to college, the 1% aren’t...
  6. genghis420 reblogged this from tardissr
  7. oldpewterkey reblogged this from ipskaya
  8. je77 reblogged this from the53 and added:
    There is something inherently wrong with the 1% controlling most of the wealth of the nation. It is not ethics, it is...
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  10. happyyellowbumblebee reblogged this from the53 and added:
    boy or girl i cant tell can someone help plz
  11. junglr reblogged this from the53 and added:
    rofl struggling middle class
  12. ipskaya reblogged this from wearethe99thpercentile and added:
    As the girl in this photo, I can assure you that it is not shopped (except to crop it and play with the lighting). Why...
  13. blimpsy reblogged this from the53 and added:
    99% is fighting against...business *men* of wall street, none of
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  18. holywaterandhellfire reblogged this from the53 and added:
    So you’re saying all students have to do if they want to go to college but don’t have the money is to graduate at the...
  19. not53 reblogged this from the53 and added:
    Trust funds are such a pain in...ass. But you really should be thanking your debt...
  20. fallseven-standupeight reblogged this from visceral-beauty
  21. luboman411 reblogged this from the53 and added:
    Like you I went to a top liberal arts college fully funded by generous alumni. I am grateful for being given the...
  22. aka-love-muffins reblogged this from visceral-beauty and added:
    I am the 99%. On paper, my family and I are middle class. I won’t deny that I had a privileged upbringing. My mom had a...
  23. mayamiyazono reblogged this from visceral-beauty and added:
    Amazing.
  24. apocryphaa reblogged this from visceral-beauty and added:
    ^^^^^^^That is why I follow visceral-beauty. O.P. is a fucking moron. I don’t even have the money for college. My mom...
  25. visceral-beauty reblogged this from the53 and added:
    This is so fucking disgusting I can’t EVEN. The 99 percent are not WHINING! You are an EXCEPTION. You are the AMERICAN...
  26. jylrambles reblogged this from the53 and added:
    Bravo.
  27. jennieisdelicious reblogged this from the53 and added:
    oh really, your parents have no money? are you SURE you’re not the 47%? make sure you thank your wealthy 1% owners...
  28. forming reblogged this from the53 and added:
    "capitalism hasn’t served me well, even as a member of the middle class. secondary schooling is really expensive in this...
  29. excusethedust reblogged this from the53