The Don't Judge Me Challenge Is Hypocritical
Someone asked me the other day on my instagram to do the, "Don't judge me challenge". You can call me Patrick Star because I live under a rock, I have no idea what the fads are now a days. So, I googled what the girl suggested that I'd do and honestly all I can do is shake my darn head. For those of you who are uninformed about this challenge, basically a person masquerades their face to portray what is socially defined as "ugly" and then they cover the camera to reveal their "true" self, which happens to be the social definition of "attractive". Huffington Post the challenge was started to promote self love and acceptance. Now, I understand the intention of this challenge was meant for good, but let me tell you this, it's effect is counterproductive. Intention and effect are not positive correlations, they don't go hand in hand. For instance, If I am juggling rocks and one rock accidentally hits a person on the head I can't fix the problem by saying, "Sorry, that wasn't my intention!". The person is still hurt with a wound on their head, no matter what my intention was it does not change the fact that my action had a negative consequence. Now, what exactly is hypocritical about this challenge? It makes a mockery of traits that are considered unattractive by societal definitions. These people often draw a unibrow, thin mustache, specks on the face (which usually represent acne/freckles), they black out their teeth and put on glasses.