Trayvon Vert is a Canadian social media influencer and Instagram star. He had become significantly popular on social media for his innovative and hilarious memes. A native of Alberta, Vert grew up as an avid fan of ‘Futurama’, rap music, and classical music. In time, he developed a quirky sense of humour that bordered on offensive. His original account on Instagram, which he named after himself, began to gain popularity due to its shock value, dark humour, and controversial content. However, it was soon discovered that most, if not all, of his memes were not originally his. As the accusations of theft piled up, Instagram eventually suspended his account. They let Vert keep his personal Instagram handle which he primarily uses for posting selfies. However, he still uploads edgy memes on his Twitter account.
Rise to Stardom
Gifted with a quirky comedic sense, Trayvon Vert set up his Instagram account when he was still in his mid-teens. Initially confused about what to post, he eventually decided to post funny memes. Finding a perfect outlet for his dark, cynical humour, he soon garnered a significant following with his memes. He considered nothing to be off-limits. His memes, which his followers presumed to be his original ones, covered a wide range of topics from politics to sports to popular culture.
Through his memes, he found ways to mock the current events, celebrities, political figures, and even random regular people who might have found their 15 seconds of fame. His self-titled original account accumulated over 650 thousand followers at the height of its popularity and Vert himself had become a topic of conversation on various social media platforms. His popularity came crashing down following a major controversy though his personal Instagram still has more than 221 thousand followers.
After his self-titled Instagram account was suspended, Vert switched to posting memes on his Twitter account. It has been alleged that he still posts memes that are made by others and does not give credit to the original makers. Vert currently has over 20 thousand followers on the platform.
Vert also has a website through which he sells his merchandise, which he claims are designed by him.
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Controversies & Scandals
In 2017, Vert’s followers and others on the internet began to realise that he was not using his original memes; he was simply posting memes created by others without giving the creators any credit. The original creators began to post about it on Reddit, Instagram, and Twitter. They left comments on his posts and while Vert blocked a lot of them, it did catch Instagram’s attention. They launched an investigation and based on its findings, suspended his account.
Vert was born on April 7, 1999 in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. Very little is known about his personal life. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.