This summer’s internet challenges are kind of, hmmm how do I say this? SO LAME! Are we out of ideas? Last summer we at least were able to watch everyone do catchy dance moves. This summer we have people kicking off bottle caps and aging themselves with an app.
What am I talking about?
Bottle Cap Challenge: I admit I was intrigued briefly when I first I saw John Mayer sloppily kick a bottle cap off a bottle on Instagram, but he’s kind of out there and clearly still drinking vodka out of a plastic bottle (which I am super judging). Then Kendall Jenner did it and the internet exploded:
How it Started: Apparently Farabi Davletchin, a taekwondo instructor, posted a video on Instagram doing the move and challenged Connor McGregor (MMA champ) Jason Statham and Jackie Chen. Unfortunately for all of us Jackie Chen has not responded. Here is the original video:
That was it. You see? Underwhelming. One is supposed to do a slow-mo video of themselves kicking a bottle cap off a bottle. It has led to some mildly entertaining content. Check out some of my favorites: Blake Shelton, Ryan Reynolds and Mariah Carey
Speaking of Mariah Carey we are moving onto…
Face App Challenge is having our feeds filled with our friends, influencers, and celebrities alike showing us how they will look when they age.
I’m not particularly vain, but why is this a thing? Not just that, you want to see yourself at around 85 I can almost understand it BUT why share it? How does this involve Mariah you may be wondering?
Yes Mimi!! On top of the idea that over 100 million people sharing their aging faces is kind of weird there are actual security concerns.
Forbes reported that because of this challenge Face Tune App has collected over 150 million different faces, which may actually prove to be dangerous. for your security. As the app does have permission to access other photos and even your location. A way to protect yourself is to change permissions, either delete the app, or go to app settings on your iPhone or Android and change what data tools are allowed to access. Click HERE for the article.
So I will end where I started, can we please bring back simple challenges like dancing on the street or dumping iced buckets over our heads? Or if we are going to face tune ourselves can we do it in reverse? Ain’t nobody got time to be seeing my face covered in wrinkles. I pay a lot of money to make that impossible.