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13 Extremely Controversial Questions About Social Media That You Should Answer ASAP

Airing out your personal drama, photoshopping your body, and more.

  1. 1. Posting photos/videos of your young kids on public accounts.

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1. Posting photos/videos of your young kids on public accounts.
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    That's fine. As the parent, you should be able to make that judgment call.
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    That's not cool. You should wait until your kids are old enough to consent to having their image online.
  1. 2. Hitting up your followers to buy products or join your MLM business.

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2. Hitting up your followers to buy products or join your MLM business.
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    That's fine. Everyone's gotta make a buck somehow.
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    That's obnoxious. Stop trying to get money off your friends.
  1. 3. Airing out your personal drama online — things like family issues, relationship struggles, a fight with a friend, etc.

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3. Airing out your personal drama online — things like family issues, relationship struggles, a fight with a friend, etc.
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    That's fine. Speak your truth!
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    That's toxic. Handle that shit privately.
  1. 4. Writing a vague and cryptic post that alludes to some major drama in your life, without explaining what it is.

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4. Writing a vague and cryptic post that alludes to some major drama in your life, without explaining what it is.
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    That's fine. Sometimes you just need to blow off a little steam without getting specific.
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    That's annoying. Either explain what's going on so people can help you, or don't bring it up.
  1. 5. Posting photos of all your meals before eating them.

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5. Posting photos of all your meals before eating them.
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    That's fine. I enjoy seeing what other people eat.
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    That's irritating. People should be more present in the moment.
  1. 6. Getting into political debates on social media.

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6. Getting into political debates on social media.
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    That's fine. Those can be important, productive conversations to have.
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    That's pointless. People just end up getting upset, and nobody ever changes their mind.
  1. 7. Sharing articles based on a headline, when you haven't actually read the article itself.

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7. Sharing articles based on a headline, when you haven't actually read the article itself.
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    That's fine. Sometimes the headline tells you everything you need to know.
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    That's harmful. There's a lot of misinformation out there. Read before you share.
  1. 8. Posting "before and after" weight loss photos of yourself.

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8. Posting "before and after" weight loss photos of yourself.
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    That's fine. If you're proud of your weight loss, you should share it.
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    That's harmful. "Before and after" photos perpetuate a culture of body shaming.
  1. 9. Editing photos to alter the shape of your body — for example, slimming your waist, expanding your butt, or giving yourself bigger muscles.

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9. Editing photos to alter the shape of your body — for example, slimming your waist, expanding your butt, or giving yourself bigger muscles.
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    That's fine. It's your body — photoshop it all you want.
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    That's wrong. We need to stop chasing impossible beauty standards and embrace the bodies we actually have.
  1. 10. Using filters or apps on your face to remove things like acne and wrinkles.

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10. Using filters or apps on your face to remove things like acne and wrinkles.
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    That's fine. Subtle tweaks like that are no big deal.
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    That's damaging. We should normalize those so-called "imperfections" — everyone has them.
  1. 11. Posting photos of ridiculously expensive things you bought or were gifted — designer bags, fancy cars, etc.

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11. Posting photos of ridiculously expensive things you bought or were gifted — designer bags, fancy cars, etc.
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    That's fine. Who wouldn't want to show those things off?
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    That's tacky. It's gross to flex how much money you have like that.
  1. 12. Stalking someone on social media before going on a date with them.

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12. Stalking someone on social media before going on a date with them.
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    That's fine. Everyone does that!
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    That's not cool. You should try to get to know them IRL first.

And finally...

  1. 13. Posting lots and lots of selfies.

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13. Posting lots and lots of selfies.
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    That's fine. If you're feeling yourself, more power to you!
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    That's annoying, TBH. It comes off as narcissistic.