Although it’s been going on a couple years, our friends in the mainstream media are finally noticing the “Am I Pretty or Ugly?” craze on YouTube.
The Internet has always had “Hot or Not?” since it was invented by the ancient Persians circa 300 BC, but this is an especially disturbing sub-genre where girls who appear to be in middle school are asking the entire universe to rate their faces. In terms of psychological damage, this nauseating teenage trend has already exposed countless fragile young females to cruel harassment. Whether or not any of them has killed themselves, well, that’s why they have this thing called “Google.” Look it up.
Imagine young girls—many of them literally girls and not even teenagers—at the height of their insecurity, timidly asking the world to judge their looks.
Can you hear that sound? It’s the sound of tender young hearts being squashed to death from coast to coast.
This girl has the most hits. No comment, really, only to say she should probably pursue something other than modeling. There are endless opportunities working for the National Parks Service, you know.
Too much makeup. And lose the DayGlo fingernails, lady.
OK, the bad lighting suggests facial imperfections she’s trying to hide. Possibly scars, possibly acne blemishes. And she doesn’t really ask whether she, personally, is pretty or ugly. She’s “commenting” on how the trend makes her feel “bad.” Secretly, we think this is her way of asking whether she’s pretty or ugly. Your call. Personality: Ugly.
Why are you hiding half of your face? Our guess is because it’s ugly.
We don’t have the heart to tell this girl she’s ugly and almost feel like hunting down and punching anyone who does. Still, she’s ugly. That’s not a forehead or even an eight-head. That’s the first person we’ve ever seen with a twelve-head. Blame God, not us.