I'm pretty sure that most of you are already know about this #dontjudgechallenge which is a popular trend in instagram these days. People make videos of themselves with their 'ugly look' and then, in seconds, they'll transform to their 'best look' with proper makeup and better hairstyles (check #dontjudgechallenge hashtag in instagram for examples). Too bad, most of people try this challenge without knowing how and why this challenge started.
What #dontjudgechallenge actually is?
This challenge is triggered by a video uploaded by a beauty blogger named Em Ford. She started uploading photos of her face without wearing any makeup to her social medias. And as expected, many people gave negative responses, and most are insults about her pale skin and her acne, telling that she's ugly and worse: disgusting. Then she started to wear makeups again, and people said she's amazing, flawless, beautiful... But at the end, people keep telling that she's faking herself by wearing makeup.
So, this #dontjudgechallenge was started to support Em Ford. Through this video, people want to tell others that she was right that we should not judge people from their appearance. But a lot of people misunderstood what #dontjudgechallenge actually means. They took it wrong by wearing fake acne, fake unibrow, thick/messy lipsticks, fake freckles, etc. as their 'ugly look'. It seems like they're telling that people with acne, unibrow, and freckles are ugly, meanwhile people who wear makeups are beautiful. It makes the original message of #dontjudgechallenge (to not judge people by their appearance) is ruined. Having acne doesn't make you ugly, stop belittling people by giving them the idea they aren't beautiful.
How am I supposed to make my own #dontjudgechallenge video?
This #dontjudgechallenge SHOULD NOT used to make fun of ugly people. This challenge isn't intended to be a joke. This challenge supposed to be a way to tell people that we shouldn't judge people by their appearance. There's no standard of being beautiful! All of us are beautiful.
We don't have to join this challenge just because it's trending in social medias! What if people with those look you interpret as 'ugly' get offended? You just indirectly hurt other people because of your 'joke'. Make sure you understand what #dontjudgechallenge (or other challenges might trending in the future) actually means if you want to make one :)
"You are beautiful - no matter how flawed you feel,
no matter how upset you may about the way you look
or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident.
Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you're not beautiful - not even yourself."
I wrote this post based on this.