#Tell me I’m pretty
There’s a new trend sweeping social media and it’s troubling to say the least. Thousands of teens are intentionally making themselves “ugly” by drawing thick unibrows, blemishes, and stained teeth so that they can transform into their real-life, “beautiful” selves. Some users feel that the challenge promotes the wrong message and mocks individuals who may not be considered attractive because they actually have those features. While the #DontJudgeChallenge aims to promote body positivity, many people agree that this trend only reinforces existing beauty stereotypes. It isn’t funny or cool to dress up as someone else’s insecurities and call them ugly.