Blogger and filmmaker Em Watson posted makeup-free photos of herself online, and people hated it.
They actually hated her face.
Then she posted photos of herself all done up with perfect makeup.
And they still hated it.
Images: My Pale Skin/YouTube
So Watson created a video to share her experience with people who have struggled with acne, self-confidence or insecurities. On her blog, My Pale Skin, she writes, “I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we’re so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing — You ARE beautiful.”
The video is also a powerful reminder that you can’t please everyone, especially the weird and wonderful people of the internet. So stop trying.
Watch the fill video here:
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