HAVE SOME SELFIE WORTH

Today everyone gets a taste of being a celebrity. We are all controlling our own PR, On sets, shooting and selling our brand. There is one difference, perfumes. I'm yet to have my own scent peddled in Superdrug. Sometimes I do have a scent but it’s more inspired by my night prior rather than my latest collection or album.


Almost everyone has a following whether that be 200 followers or 1000 and upward (until it gets crazy followed then you are just a celebrity). Most people judge celebs that have a moan about how hard it is ect “they’ve waived their right to anonymity” right? Ok but as soon as you manufactured your whitty handle and pressed the sign up button on insta you made a choice. The choice to be known, be exposed and to waive a practised goodbye to anonymity. Byeeeeeeee!!! Unless you are actually one of the amazing aliens that have steered clear of social media (my sisters an alien) you have been Kardashianed.


Social media and tech is so frowned upon. With everyone saying it’s dangerous, a relationship breaker and an a-front to natural human behaviour. All of the above have total truths and we have all come a cropper whilst knee deep in your obsession and double tapped a picture from 2012 because you were trying to zoom in to see what colour their eyes are 😂!


Soooo the most intelligent thing in a storm is to try and make it go backwards by blowing at it. No!!! The storms here and that’s it, i say get your kite out and make the best of it. Fighting this social evolution is #stupid. Picking it apart only fuels the very problems you are commenting on. Surely it’s benefits should be revered rather than its down sides.


We can engage millions of people with a movement (#austeritykills #metoo #blacklivesmatter #freekesha). Bonds between each other can be maintained across country borders. They can see your life, your dreams, (hopefully) coming true. Before, you might not have been able to maintain it. People with debilitating illness can move, engage, connect and walk through the world. Mental health issues that you wouldn’t talk about face to face can be discussed and advice shared on Facebook groups. Similarity’s can be found with more people. I may never have met so many folk with an unhealthy obsession with Buffy, space and the 1950’s, I for one don’t want to live in that world.


People creating their best angle and tuning themselves up and feeling that they look great in a picture is empowering, as is sharing it. Why would feeling beautiful ever be a bad thing? (not dismissing the negatives here just focusing on the positive).


Next time someone “pffts” your mates selfie I challenge you to ask to see their camera roll. I guarantee you’ll see a selfie or a 1000. Difference being they weren’t brave enough to post it. That’s a shame, I for one would love to see someone owning an outfit they feel sexy in #doubletap (on insta ha). A picture that shows me they’re on the mend and gaining confidence after someone took it from them, being with them in the shop when they found the perfect shade foundation and seeing the close up selfie later in the evening, a kiss selfie of a friend who is falling in love, a boy gaying it up after coming out and I could go on.


We are all aware we don’t always look like we do in that picture in real time but you will sometimes, I see my friends real life selfie self all the time. Mainly when we are going out and preening ourselves all the while white wining it up!! #awokeuplikethis

So stick your phones up in the air and give them a thirsty pout, filter it up and wack it up! #ownit

 @philjohnperry 

 

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