For weeks photos of tween-age girls have shown up in my Facebook feed. All asking the same question:
Do you think I’m pretty? If yes, hit ‘Like’.
Last week, because a tween friend had clicked ‘like’, yet another teen girl showed up in my feed. I read all 59 comments to this pretty brown-haired girl. The filth ranged from calling her ugly to comments about her parents. The culprits–fellow girls and guys.
The sponsor of this insanity, a Facebook page called Most Beautiful Teen Contest, is a page where anyone can upload pictures of a friend, an enemy, or self for everyone to compliment, or not. This type of Facebook page is not unique. When you run a Facebook search using words such as most beautiful numerous pages will appear. There are pages for most beautiful couples, teens, friends, even babies. Check them out–yes, look at what is influencing our young people. There is even a YouTube version Carla Ann Coroy wrote about last week on her blog.
Anger and sadness filled my heart when I read what this young girl is being subjected to at the hands of people she most likely does not even know.
Do you think I’m pretty? If yes, hit ‘Like.’
Is a young girl you know asking that question?
Who is answering her back?
My response on Facebook to the insanity was: