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Teens Are Transforming Themselves From "Ugly" To "Beautiful" With The #DontJudgeChallenge

The videos have been receiving backlash for calling certain beauty traits "ugly".

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Teens are sharing videos of themselves transforming from ''ugly" to "beautiful" as part of the #DontJudgeChallenge.

The videos start with people showing what they deem as β€œugly” features, including thick eyebrows, missing teeth, and acne.

Participants of the challenge then "transform" into their β€œbeautiful” selves.

There are even Twitter and Instagram feeds devoted to sharing the videos.

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The challenge claims to confront those who immediately judge people by their looks.

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However, the trend has received criticism from many people online.

Critics of the videos feel that instead of empowering young people, they actual mock those with "ugly" features.

The #dontjudgechallenge -> "Don't judge me bc I can make myself look really ugly but then make myself look attractive. I'm also conceited!"

#DontJudgeChallenge just gonna sit this here, enjoy my acne, not perfect teeth & eyebrows or anything really

One critic, Twitter user @abigaildxwns, said of the challenge, "you're just making yourself look more attractive just to show you're attractive."

#dontjudgechallenge Literally so stupid

The #dontjudgechallange is nothing but an excuse for a bunch of attractive ppl to make fun of others all in the name of a "joke"

Others criticized its premise.

THIS IS LITERALLY ME #DontJudgeChallenge 😊😊😊😊😊

guys don't judge me, i worked really hard on this look. #dontjudgechallenge

Social media users are reacting against the challenge, posting videos that end with their makeup-free faces.

This is how #DontJudgeChallenge should be happening. Be yourselfπŸ˜‹β€οΈ

In reliation to the challenge, some users have started sharing photos of their "imperfections" with the hashtag #BeautyInAllChallenge.

#BeautyInAllChallenge used to be afraid to show my teeth in pictures, but now i know that i'm beautiful and i love me

#beautyinallchallenge i got p bad acne that you cant see too much in pics (thank god)

you are the love of my life and you are perfect the way you are. #BeautyInAllChallenge

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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