8 Reasons Why 'The Art of Shade' Will Be Your New Instagram Obsession

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This Instagram's future's so bright… because it's all shade.
'Theartofshade_' is the ETonline staff's new must-follow account. It's opening our eyes to shade we had never seen before and reminding us of shade we're ashamed to admit we had forgotten. Watch a few of the found footage clips of veteran shaders like Cher, or a moment of throwback shade from 'Destiny’s Child'-era Beyonce, and you'll quickly understand why in just a month of existence, 'theartofshade_' has racked up more than 20,000 followers. Here are eight reasons why you need to hit 'follow' now. The only light you'll see here is from your cell phone screen.
1. The diva shade Whitney. Mariah. Christina. Not since VH1'sDivas (RIP) has media brought these powerhouse rivals together so magnificently. Who shades better than a diva?

2. The live performance shade Only a true shadiva (we are TRADEMARKING that) can throw shade in the middle of an octave, and it is a thing to behold.

3. Shade that makes you laugh out loud Laughter is a universal language and so is shade.

4. Shade you didn't recognize as a childWho knew Disney knew shade?

5. Video editing that gives you shade contextBecause it's hard to keep track of all the shade.

6. The throwback shade Never forget.

7. The shade you never even knew happened Why isn’t there a history class in shade?

8. One word: SHADERETHA.

For a helpful reminder on how not to react to shade, watch Miley Cyrus as she soaks in Nicki Minaj's epic VMAs shade in the video below.