Honestly, I thought nothing could reduce my lack of faith in humanity more so than has already happened, but yet again the universe and little idiots on social media have, naturally, proved me wrong. If you're not familiar with the #DontJudgeChallenge that has taken off on various social media platforms, essentially it's just teenagers drawing on "imperfections". Literally, they are colouring in a monobrow and getting creative with red Crayola crayons drawing acne and spots. Some blacken their teeth, hopefully with black paper and not a Sharpie although it genuinely wouldn't surprise me, put on glasses and do something crazy with their hair. And then they show a photo without all the crazy to be like "Hey, no it's just me, psych!". What the actual fuck?
|I don't know who this is, so I'm not blaming her, she is very pretty but this is so so pointless.|
The whole purpose of this challenge was to encourage people to not judge others based on looks and I fail to see how this, pretty offensive, challenge is helping the situation at all. I think it stemmed from Em Ford aka Pale Skin Blog (who has amazing tutorials on acne coverage) posting a moving video sharing all the hate she receives whether she wears makeup or not. I urge you to watch it as it just proves you can never please everybody. Remember: you're not a nutella jar.
All this challenge does is basically spit in her face, it spits in everyone's face as it implies that having acne, wearing glasses, braces, having a gap in your teeth or a monobrow means your ugly. Which is the total opposite of the intended purpose for this challenge. Morons. Are teenagers in this day and age really that stupid and shallow? Is the world really this stupid and shallow?
I love makeup, I love wearing makeup. I get my eyebrows waxed, paint my nails, and rarely leave the house without makeup. However, I am under no illusion that wearing makeup makes me beautiful. My skills are not that high to hide every blemish and scar or discolouration on my face. Frankly, I am too lazy and I don't really care. Being beautiful and being ugly goes way deeper than what you look like. I can sincerely say I have never met an ugly person because I have never met a person that feels no compassion for others, that takes joy out of others' misery and pain and commits vindictive acts for shits and giggles. I have never met an ugly person because I have never met an evil or consistently unkind person.
|Why so serious? For the record, I don't think the Joker/Heath Ledger is ugly. I have a lot of love for both of them in fact.|
Everyone has such a strong opinion on makeup, all I ever read is "You're a liar and tricking men into liking you by painting your face", "this is false advertising", "this is why I have trust issues", or "that girls wears too much makeup", or even better "that girl doesn't wear enough makeup". Social media is full of hate and opinions about what people look like, probably because on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook all you see is superficial. You should never judge someone before you even know them. It's redundant, because you don't know shit and you're going to hurt someone's feelings for absolutely no reason, they have never done anything to you, they don't even know you exist. The reason I feel so passionately about this is because I am very sensitive to people making comments on my appearance, even when it's my Grandad constantly telling me to eat more, but the difference is that my Grandad loves me and knows me as a person, what he is saying is always out of love and caring. So don't get it twisted because if you don't know someone at that level (that level being you had some hand in creating them as a human being) then you have no need to pass judgement on the appearance of someone else.
I apologise for the rant, it is just so disheartening to see such idiotic, asinine messages like this being spread across the globe. I hope I have never made anyone feel self-conscious about how they look or act because it is one of the worst feelings in the world. Thank you so much for reading, I would love to hear your thoughts on this below, even if you disagree with me. I'll leave you with my favourite quote of all time. Take care.