A new social media challenge is going viral, and this time around it involves teens trying to look unattractive for the camera.
Smearing makeup on their faces to create fake acne, uni-brows, and scars, the teens re-emerge after quick blackout to reveal their true, beautiful, meticulously made-up selves.
The #DontJudgeChallenge started with good intentions — it was supposed to be a social media campaign against body-shaming — but it has since drawn a lot of backlash.
The point of the campaign is to not "judge a book by its cover," but critics say the challenge only continues to reinforce stereotypes of what is beautiful and what is ugly. At the same time, the videos mock people who do have these "flaws."
Many of the critics have started a counter-movement, #BeautyInAllChallenge, where all faces are embraced, no transformation needed.
As for the #DontJudgeChallenge, maybe it should be renamed: #Don'tJudgeMeI LookBeautifulWithMakeup — but that's probably not the best hashtag.
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Tue, Jul 7, 2015
A new social media challenge is going viral, and this time around it involves teens trying to look unattractive for the camera.Read More »from Teens getting 'ugly' for social media in the #DontJudgeChallenge
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Tue, Jul 7, 2015
A homeless man in Florida is being given a chance for a new start after a video of him playing a public piano went viral.Read More »from Viral video gives this homeless piano prodigy a second chance at life
A video of the ex-Marine playing Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ went viral early this month, garnering more than 6.8 million views. A GoFundMe page was started on his behalf to give him a second chance at life.
Donald, who also goes by Boone, has been homeless off and on for seven years. And he can do more than just play the piano.
“I went into the Marine Corps, played clarinet, went all over the world. I was in a symphonic band. But like I said, after the Marine Corps, I took a couple years off; had to go to work somewhere,” Donald said. “But then I decided to go back to college, so I learned how to play every instrument, from the piccolo down to the tuba.”
Thanks to his viral video and fund-raising campaign — and the national attention that goes with that — Donald’s fortunes are on the rise.
Spring Arbor University is offering him a full-ride scholarship to help him finish
Another day in the UK, another member of the Queen’s Guard annoyed with a pedestrian.
But not so fast! While this video appears to be an addition to the growing collection of documentation of the Queen’s Guard slipping from their disciplined focus, the Internet is calling this one a hoax.
The man dressed as a guard appears to be wearing a replica uniform, which does not include a white belt or a strap from the bearskin hat across the chin. Also, he is standing without his bayonet-tipped rifle!
While the video has gathered more than 70,000 views, we can really relate to videos of the queen’s disgruntled employees only if they’re real.
In case you hadn’t heard, Princess Charlotte’s christening was last weekend, and everyone continues to fawn over the adorable pictures.
Royal watchers are asking one question that has piqued our interest: “Is the nanny of the Prince and Princess of Wales Mary Poppins??”
Not quite. Meet Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo — the real-life version of Mary Poppins.
Sharply dressed in a bowler hat, crisp white gloves, and a professionally monogrammed dress, she seems “practically perfect in every way.”
Maria probably is perfect, given that she is a Norland nanny, a caretaker produced by the Norland College, England’s most prestigious nanny training school. She trained three years for the gig.
Word is that Will and Kate are so confident with her, they don’t plan on hiring another nanny.
Hopefully all that time prepped her to deal with this kid:
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Mon, Jul 6, 2015
Joining the elite league of junk food we could probably do without but would never turn down is — the french fry burger taco.Read More »from French fry burger taco is the snack we’ve been waiting for
In this crazy concoction, created by the Vulgar Chef, the french fries serve as the taco shell to keep the burger in place. Sounds delicious, but also extremely messy.
According to the chef, creating this french fry shell is not as daunting as it seems:
“The fries are prepared the same as with the other fry recipes. I chop up some fries, mix them with shredded cheese, nuke them in the microwave for a good 30 seconds, form the fries into the desired shape I need.
“For the fry shells, the desired shape is a circle. The easiest way to go about this is to lay the nuked cheesy fries out on a flat surface and let cool slightly.”
This plus a deep-fried Big Mac is everything we never knew we wanted.
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