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The #dontjudgechallenge broke the internet (and not in a good way)

 
If you’ve spent any time online in the past week, you’ve at least heard of the #dontjudgechallenge. Basically, the challenge involves people from all over the world posting transformations of themselves. In the videos, people draw on acne and unibrows, reading glasses and mess up their hair in an attempt to make themselves appear what they consider "unattractive". Then, they take it all off and load on the makeup, revealing their version of "attractive".

The challenge may seem totally harmless, but it has a lot of people upset, and we don't blame them. Though its name suggests that the #dontjudgechallenge is all about accepting our imperfections, the challenge only reinforces the idea that others should be judged for their appearance. It sends the message that people who struggle with acne or have braces can’t be beautiful which just plain wrong. 

Thankfully, some teens have called out what’s really wrong about the challenge. Some have even posted videos of themselves makeup-free to make the point that they’re beautiful no matter what others might say.

 

Others have even gone as far to start the #beautyinallchallenge in response to the #dontjudgechallenge. Instead of teasing people based on their imperfections, this challenge has girls pointing out and *embracing* their flaws.

 

 

We love how these girls took a negative challenge and put a more positive spin on it!

What do you think of the challenge? Did you do it?  

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by Mallory Walker | 2/1/2016
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