(Closed) “Am I pretty/ugly?” videos on the net…

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Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hadn’t heard of them but that is so horrible.

Post # 4
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

ugh, I have seen people post something like that on facebook where a girl asks for “likes” if you think I’m pretty or whatever and of course people leave comments as well.

I would never and  pray such a thing never exists if I were to have a daughter some day down the road !

Post # 5
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy:  Ditto. 

I would be devastated if a young girl I was close to did this. I don’t think there is anyway you could ever talk them out of believing the things those people said. 

Post # 6
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I haven’t seen or heard of those but there are pictures that teenagers post on facebook comparing one girl to another and asking who is prettier…it’s pretty disgusting and these parents need to talk to their kids about it because it’s ridiculous…

Post # 7
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think more often than not people make cruel comments because it’s so ridiculous that the person is asking in the first place, that they almost feel like they’re making a point with their sarcasm. 

Post # 8
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I heard of them a while ago on Dr Phil or something like that. It’s totally heartbreaking. I’ve never watched one or looked for one because I think the comments would just make me so livid. I feel so sad that today’s youth need so much validation from other people to make themselves feel worthwhile or beautiful, and that beauty is determined solely by their appearance rather than by who they truly are. Teenage years are hard enough, why do we feel the need to make it that much harder?

Post # 9
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I haven’t heard of these videos but I think the parents need to be a little more on the ball when it comes to things like this.

Post # 12
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have never seen a video like this and I hope to God I don’t.  That’s absolutely heartbreaking that a girl feels the need to ask a bunch of strangers via internet if they’re pretty enough or not.  Sigh.  I sure hope none of them take this too seriously and do anything to harm themselves.  I will be flagging any videos/comments I come across.

Post # 13
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

O my just went and watched some of these videos…Why would anyone do that. That is so sad!

Post # 15
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@UpstateCait:  Naturally, but I mean to the point that they would do some drastically and harmful to change or whatever the case may be.

Post # 16
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Does anyone remember the Hot or Not craze from the early 2000s? It reminds me of a much crueler version of that.

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