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Clout-chasing Nashville twins, Jared and Jacob Baez, who ran up a massive tab at a Nashville bar for their 24th birthday, have such a modern-day excuse for boozing without a way to pay for their bash. According to Scoop Nashville and police reports, the Baez twins ran up a tab of $17,874.74 at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row as part of their birthday celebration only to tell management they weren’t paying.
Eventually, the police were called in and the pair were arrested. While this would be horrible news for most people, the twins told Scoop that they’d be “legends” for their antics and that they thought this moment in the spotlight could lead to being verified on Instagram. That’s right, they think the news coverage that’s coming — the NY Post will be all over this; the British tabloids will join in too — will leave the IG verification team no choice but to slap a blue checkmark on the Baez twins’ accounts and that will change the game.
Now both brothers are up on felony theft of services charges. That’s right, they are risking felonies on their records for Instagram fame.
“We’re the biaz twins of Nashville, and stay tuned, we’re going to be all over the news, we’re a legend for what we did today… and we’re gonna get verified [on IG] now, and we want everyone to know we’re the biggest believers [in God],” the twins told Scoop.
Here’s the absurdity of all this: The twins haven’t posted any content from the party. These morons ran up a $17,000 tab and didn’t secure content to fire up on IG that I can see. At least post your mugshots. It’s a bold strategy to be on the hook for nearly $18,000 to the bar, court costs, lawyer fees and a felony on your record and then not post yourself being treated like a king at Whiskey Row. At least leak some of the content to one of your friends who will then leak it to national outlets.
These two are the Keystone Cops of the Nashville Instagram wannabe influencer scene. It’s almost impossible to be this incompetent at the Instagram game.
And what was Whiskey Row thinking allowing the tab to keep being run up? Are we being punked here? Is this all some ploy by a marketing company? Is this some sort of earned media con that’s in play?
As for Instagram’s rules on gaining a verification badge, it appears the Baez twins will need some massive news coverage this week before their flame burns out.
Only some public figures, celebrities and brands have verified badges on Instagram. Not all Facebook Pages with verified badges have verified badges on their Instagram accounts. Currently, only Instagram accounts that have a high likelihood of being impersonated have verified badges.