Thanks to the internet, many people whose talents would have ordinarily gone unnoticed have become famous. A very good example of this modern-day internet celebrity is Timmy Thick, an American social media star. He became popular on Instagram due to his penchant for posting raunchy pictures of himself. He also often posted videos of himself twerking.
His posts went viral leading to many speculating about his gender and sexual orientation. Other internet celebrities also posted videos trying to decipher the philosophy behind his posts. Timmy has an infamous sense of humor but he is sometimes criticized for his bawdy jokes. He is said to be friends with other internet celebs such as Danielle Bregoli and Ugly God. All these combined to propel Timmy Thick to the limelight and justified the outrage that followed when it was alleged that Timmy Thick was nobody but a sociological study conducted by Harvard University.
What Timmy Thick Had People Believe About Him
Not much information exists about the internet star’s biography. What we do know is that he was born on the 21st of August 1999 in New York, so he claimed. Some sources claim that his real name is Jason Thick but this was never confirmed.
Details about his educational background, childhood, and family were not known while Thick’s gender, age, and sexual orientation were largely left for speculations. In essence, almost nothing has been authenticated about him.
Nevertheless, Timmy Thick is a young man who was speculated to be in his teens or early twenties. He is particularly noted for his androgynous face and feminine curves. It is also believed that he was bullied while growing up because of his physical appearance.
Timmy Thick’s height was listed as 5 feet (1.52 m) while his weight was recorded to be 45 kg (99 lbs). With brown eyes and blond hair, the internet personality boasts of enviable curves which attributed to his internet moniker.
Social Media Is Responsible For His Rise To Fame
Timmy Thick joins a long list of modern celebrities who have found fame on social media platforms. He joined Instagram in 2016 and the next year, 2017, he joined Twitter. On Instagram, he goes by the handle TimmyTheBarbie. While his Twitter account has impressively accumulated almost 50 thousand followers as of July 2020, his Instagram account is no longer on the social media platform. However, there is an unverified account named ‘thejujubelaire’ that has his pictures up; although, this could just be one of many fan accounts dedicated to the social media star. The account has already garnered over 40 thousand followers on Instagram.
Timmy Thick usually dresses up as a female before proceeding to take sexy selfies of himself. He subsequently posts these pictures online. He quickly amassed a huge following online, thanks to his controversial content. It is important to note that his controversial content, as well as his explicit jokes, have mostly landed him in hot water.
His Instagram account has been suspended several times. This did not deter him in any way as he always returned to continue his activities on the platform. Thick’s posts sharply divided the online community. It was either you loved him or you hated him; there seemed to be no middle ground. While some hail him for promoting body image positivity, others dismiss him as a sham.
The New York native is a fan of dogs and is a self-professed dog lover. He also used his online account to offer opinions on issues and made comments about Nicki Minaj and Kylie Jenner at some point. Timmy Thick described Minaj as the best female rapper. He also supported Jenner’s decision to hide her pregnancy from the public. In all, Thick became so popular that people began to estimate what he must have accumulated from being a social media personality. In fact, it was estimated in some corners that he earns around $15,000 annually and is worth $30,000.
Was Timmy Thick Truly A Social Experiment?
The whole Thick saga took an unexpected twist on the 17th of March 2018. On that fateful day, a tweet from his official account stated that Timmy Thick was a 24-month sociology study conducted by Harvard University. Adding that the experiment had come to an end, Timmy thanked all those who participated.
THE TIMMY THICK EXPERIMENT: A THREAD pic.twitter.com/tQ8p7w1rle
— TIMMY THICK (@timmythick) February 10, 2020
A popular American online comedian named Brandon Wardell collaborated Thick’s claim in a tweet that has been deleted. Wardell stated that Thick was an experiment and that Timmy Thick is the name of one of the writers of Harvard’s satirical magazine, The Harvard Lampoon.
In all, the claims angered the devoted followers of Timmy. Many felt duped and argued that they had wasted two years following Thick. Others were less scathing and felt that Thick decided to erase his online presence because he did not get the appreciation he deserved.
What Harvard Has To Say
For an online personality that rose to fame quickly and gathered thousands of followers in the process, it is only natural that these followers wanted to authenticate the identity of Timmy Thick after he claimed to be a social experiment.
In this vein, Babe.net reported sometime in March 2018 that Timmy Thick was not a social experiment by Harvard. According to the platform, they confirmed this from Professor Jason Beckfield who heads the university’s sociology department. In an email, he informed Babe.net that Harvard never conducted any such study.
Brandon Wardell who claimed he knew Timmy Thick as a Harvard student has refused to comment further on the matter. This is also the case with Timmy who has refused to say anything since he claimed to be a Harvard study. His Instagram account has remained dormant since then. Nonetheless, it was noticed that he liked a video shared by rapper Lil Uzi Vert after the Harvard study claim.
It’s been over two years now since Thick decided to abandon his online fame. As much as there are those hoping he would return, each day makes it obvious that whoever was behind the social media account has moved on.