This week's most WTF internet trend has blended teenage girls, shot glasses and Kylie Jenner to create a horrendous bruised-lipped monster, and the Disney Princesses aren't real pleased about it.
The craze involves young girls inserting their lips into bottles or shot glasses and sucking the air out to create a vacuum. The disturbing results are due to blood vessels bursting in the lips, and some teens have been left with disturbing facial bruising along with a disproportionate trout pout.
Instagram user, Saint Hoax, has created a series of images questioning why young girls feel the need to mutilate themselves to adhere to unrealistic beauty standards.
Check out the powerful images of princesses sporting painful pouts in the images below:
Cry for Help Cinderella
Painful Princess Jasmine
Not so Alluring Ariel
I can't help but feel like Saint Hoax is really missing a trick by not including 'Poutahontus' on his list, but I think the message he's trying to get across is loud and clear.
The Instagram images also carry the now notorious Kylie Jenner Challenge hashtag with a stark message. The caption reads:
Violence comes in various forms. Self mutilation is one of them. #KylieJennerChallenge
Kylie Jenner herself has spoken out over Twitter to condemn the challenge:
The 17-year-old reality star maintains that she creates her full lips by drawing an artificial lip-outline with lip liner, as the image below seems to support:
Jenner's advice dissuading teens from trying out the new trend is a totally valid one, even if the teenagers are trying this for a laugh as opposed to looking beautiful, this craze is dangerous.
Dr. Dendy Engelman spoke out to Seventeen Magazine and warned that trying the challenge could lead to permanent damage. The doctor said:
"The new trend in trying to DIY lip plumping is quite concerning. Not only can significant pain, swelling, and bruising result from these suction techniques, but there is potential risk for scarring and permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts."