03 Aug 2015
Recently, after the #DontJudgeMeChallenge went viral on social media, teens came together to fight against the trend with the #BeautyInAllChallenge.
The #DontJudgeMeChallenge was said to be used as an opportunity for users to draw acne and facial hair on their faces with makeup before wiping it away to show off their beauty. #BeautyInAllChallenge hit back at this and encouraged young adults to flaunt their ‘flaws’ such as acne spots, stretch marks and freckles.
Not everybody can wipe off their flaws
While the aim of the #DontJudgeMeChallenge is allegedly meant to encourage body acceptance and to challenge the notion of ‘judging a book by its cover’, the campaign mocks teens who don’t look the part of an attractive teenager.
Those who have already taken part in the recent campaign have proudly pictured their bare faces.
Lea (pictured) posted numerous photos of her acne skin condition and tweeted “#BeautyInAllChallenge learning to accept who you are despite your “flaws” is hard but we can all do it together”.
The challenge started after a Twitter user, recognised as Kareem (@WTFKAREEM), went against the controversial hashtag. He tweeted: 'I want ppl with skin imperfections, unibrows, messy facial hair, and other features people deem "ugly" to tweet "#BeautyInAllChallenge".’
He later tweeted: 'Stop making excuses for the #DontJudgeChallenge. Not everybody can wipe off their flaws with a Kleenex and make a video about it.'