Model Calls out Huda Beauty for Using Her Face to Talk About Removing Acne Scars

And that includes giving off the illusion that your skin is flawless and blemish-free.

Although we know that a ton of work goes into the Instagram posts that we lowkey adore and are jealous of, feeling self-conscious is super easy. Especially when there are certain things about your body that you can’t change. Which is why there are so many accounts out there that are trying to make people feel a bit more positive about their bodies, like Em Ford’s MyPaleSkinBlog.

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Instagram has become a huge hub for all sorts of wellness and personal betterment products, and when you’re on a platform that’s flooded with selfies and examples of personal beauty, it only makes sense that tons of beauticians and makeup artists blew up as a result of Instagram’s surge in popularity.

Like Huda Beauty, which was started by ace cosmetics blogger, Huda Kattan.

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If you want a sick contour, eyeshadow, or any other super-glam look, Huda’s your girl. I mean I’m a North-Jersey bro whose entire aesthetic can be summed up as “What would Costco look like if it was turned into a human being,” but even I have a solid appreciation for the magic Huda and other beauty bloggers create with a palette and some brushes.

And while seeing super jacked/lean dudes makes me feel self-conscious about my dad-bod, that doesn’t mean I’m being “shamed” simply because someone else is existing. If it bothers me that much, I should just get in the best possible shape I can get in to feel good about myself. Nobody’s out there body-shaming me and posting pictures of my flab online saying, “Ewww look at this dude.”

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So I can understand model Em Ford’s shock when a post on the Huda Beauty Facebook page on how to get rid of acne scars featured her face, with the following headline:

“The Only Way To Get Rid Of Acne Scars According To The Experts”

Em was offended on two levels. The first being that Huda’s site used her images without her permission.

The second was that the image she posted was specifically for skin positivity, so that those who suffered from acne could feel better about themselves. So for it to be turned around and used in a piece on how to cover up acne scars — that really rubbed Em the wrong way.

In her Instagram stories, Em shared her disappointment at Huda’s decision to use her face as part of an “anti-acne” campaign.

Dear @hudabeauty, I wanted to thank you for using my #skinpositivity images to tell the world that my face full of scars is worse than active breakouts. 

And for reinforcing the narrative that anything less than “flawless” is something that we should feel ashamed of, or want to fix and “get rid of.”

Headlines like that are the reason why I receive thousands of emails on a daily and weekly basis from women all over the world. 

Some of whom are made to feel so ashamed of their skin, it affects every aspect of their lives. And couldn’t even dream of enjoying themselves on holiday without applying a full coverage foundation. 

Since 2015, I have used my platforms and voice to talk about hate online, and why perpetuating beauty standards has very real, and very serious consequences.”

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Ford’s message resonated with users online, many of who suffered from acne scars, or struggled to meet “society’s” beauty standards.

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Others pointed out that the Huda Beauty article sends a confusing message — especially when compared to other articles that supported the use of cosmetic fillers and encouraging women to grow out their body hair if they want.

Which was flabbergasting and hurtful to some Twitter users who took years to become comfortable with their own acne scars.

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The post has since been taken down from Huda’s Facebook page, and Em has followed up by saying that Huda contacted her with a full apology.

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Woman Gets Punched In The Face For Asking Man To Stop Manspreading

In New York City, riding the subway is a fact of life for most commuters. Sometimes, however, that means sharing a train with some questionable characters. For instance, Sam Saia was on her way to work when the man next to her began “manspreading,” that much-loathed practice of opening his legs to take up more than his fair share of space.  

Since he was pushing her into the wall, Saia asked the man to stop. He responded by punching her in the face.

After the man attacked her, several bystanders jumped in and confronted him. 

One video shows another passenger holding the assailant’s arms down and demanding he get off at the next stop:

After the incident, Saia attempted to file a report at the New York Police Department’s 17th precinct, but, once there, she was passed off to the Transit District 34 headquarters. The headquarters then told her that filing a report with them would be a waste of time since she could do so at any precinct (confusing), so she decided to take matters into her own hands. 

Saia commented to the Daily News:

I said to myself, ‘OK, I’ll just blow it up on social media. I’m here doing what the police are supposed to do. I just want awareness and I want us to be safe.

People shared Saia’s Facebook post over 1,200 times before it was removed, presumably due to the internal inquiry initiated by the New York Police Department. Her words online have brought widespread awareness to the issue — and connected her with the bystander who took the video.  

On Friday, Saia posted on Facebook:

The internet can be a beautiful thing!

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Woman Dyes Her Face Pink With 'Washable' Paint And The Internet Wasn't Kind

If you plan on putting paint anywhere near your skin, make sure it’s body paint. Some paint may say that it washes off of skin, but they’re usually talking about small amounts of paint you accidentally get on your arm. Poster paint probably isn’t going to wash off easily, as Twitter user Leah recently discovered… 

People were relentless in their mocking. 

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Kid Becomes Internet Hero Because Of How He Reacted To Mike Pence Elbowing Him In The Face

Kid Becomes Internet Hero Because Of How He Reacted To Mike Pence Elbowing Him In The Face

The vice president was hosting military families for National Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Tuesday at the White House.

While thanking the kids for showing up to the event, he accidentally smacked one in the face:

While most kids, and adults for that matter, would have just let the incident go, this brave soul did not.

He was due an apology from Pence, and he wasn’t going to stop until he got one.

The Huffington Post edited together a video of the boy’s persistent request, and it is kind of adorable:

Twitter was quick to praise the kid for seeking out the apology he deserved:

And while we’re happy for the kid, we can’t help but wonder when OUR apology is coming:

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Justin Trudeau's Face When Trump Went For A Handshake Is Priceless

Justin Trudeau is known as Canada's Golden Boy. He's young, kind-hearted, has an open policy for refugees, and is all about charity and giving back to the people. He's also in incredible shape and is super, duper, dreamy.

Donald Trump is the complete opposite.

So the impending meeting between the two of them was one that everyone was desperately looking forward to.

Well it finally happened this past Monday, and although it was just a run-of-the-mill meet and greet between two world leaders, something surfaced.

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Namely this amazing photo that was captured right before Trudeau shook Donald Trump's hand.

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It was if in that split-second Trudeau couldn't betray himself and revealed what he and much of the world felt about the Donald's presidency.

And, of course, the internet took notice of the photo and had a lot to say about it.

People also noticed that Ivanka was very, very happy to meet the Canadian Prime Minister as well.

But in all honestly, can you blame her?

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Woman Shares Story Of How Her Ex-Boyfriend Ended Up With A Face Full Of Foot Dust

We’ve all had someone in some point of our lives that simply refuses to listen to what we have to say. They’re usually the people that end up getting the boot, and that was the case with Sarah Gailey and her now ex-boyfriend.

Now ‘foot dust’ is a rather odd term unless you regularly scrape down the callouses on your feet, which you really need to start doing if you don’t already. The texture is both grainy and airy, and if you miss whatever container you’re discarding the shavings in, the small pile of former you scatters all over the place and becomes even more difficult to clean.

With that in mind, check out Sarah’s story on how her boyfriend ended up with a face full of her relative’s foot dust.

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