TikTok Video Goes Viral for Calling Out Unrealistic Filters

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In a world dominated by social media, where filters and unrealistic beauty standards have become the norm, one brave TikToker is making waves by calling out this culture of perceived perfection. TikToker Mimi Webb, a self-proclaimed advocate for body positivity and authenticity, recently shared a powerful video that has since gone viral. 

In her thought-provoking clip, which has since amassed more than 3.6 million views, Webb boldly confronts the issue by showcasing herself with a variety of filters and soft lighting and then nothing at all. “This is my face with a ring light and the Bold Glamour filter,” she begins, before showing herself with a softer filter and a ring light, then no ring light, no filter, then stepping outside. “And this is my face in real life with the allergic reaction and hives that I am having everywhere.”

The Viral Video

The Impact

Webb’s honesty struck a chord with TikTok users, as evidenced by the 4,000+ comments on her video: “I wish they actually never made filters. It’s so bad for everyone’s self esteem and does more harm than good,” one user wrote. “Not all heroes wear capes,” another says.  “Thank you. Seriously,” left another.

In an era of airbrushing, filtering and PhotoShopping, a perspective like Webb’s is a fresh one we all needed to see right about now. 

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