GQ just upped the weird-interview game by dubbing over Selena Gomez’s voice with the voice of… Pee Wee Herman. No, this isn’t some random fan video where they took an original and dubbed the voice for fun. GQ made the decision to have the singer’s voice disguised behind one of America’s most beloved and quirky characters. It’s like DubSmash, but on a whole other level, y’all. It’s already odd that the interview with Instagram’s most followed celebrity is taking place in a field in the middle of Texas (well, maybe that’s not so weird), but gets even stranger when she opens her mouth, and you hear the voice of a middle-aged white man with an eccentric and exaggerated accent. No matter how many times you watch it, it is still as weird and entrancing as the last.
Once you get used to Pee Wee’s voice, watch as the Latina pop star explains the reasoning behind one of her most iconic Instagram photos, including the one captioned “When they play your song at the club.”
Cardi B is an unabashed supporter of women. The rapper has fought for strippers and politicians and everyone in between. A recent social media snafu by Cardi B has women coming to her side after some body-shaming comments made.
Cardi B accidentally posted a topless photo to her Instagram story and quickly deleted it.
The reaction to the post quickly spawned a social media trend of women standing up for her. #BoobsOutForCardi was trending on all social media platforms as women stood up for Cardi B. Social media users started to attack the rapper for the size of her areolas because that’s something that happens.
Now, in all fairness, Cardi B doesn’t need anyone defending her.
Cardi B is more than capable of standing up for herself and taking control of the situation. However, it is so nice to see women come together to stand up against the kind of body shaming that is so last decade. The world is already too cruel to allow for senseless body shaming to run rampant on social media.
People are celebrating the hashtag and the photos people are posting.
The amount of support for body positivity is a welcome social media trend in 2020. The year has been a tough one for so many people and for so many reasons. Seeing a world that embraces peoples’ bodies is a good reminder that there is some positivity in the world right now.
Even men as showing their support for the cause.
Ain’t nothing wrong with men supporting women, okay? Body shaming is not specific to just one gender. On the contrary. Men and women face all kinds of pressure to conform to a certain body type.
Be proud of your bodies, y’all.
There is only one of you and your body does not define you. Be kind to yourself, no matter what other people might do or say. It is important to stay true to yourself and to never let anyone ever define who you are.
Ash Soto is a young Latina living in Florida using social media to bring acceptance and self-love to the vitiligo community. The Instagrammer has more than 166,000 followers and uses her platform to deliver art and activism one post at a time. Vitiligo is a skin condition and this Latina is reclaiming her skin one photo at a time.
Ash Soto is giving the vitiligo community some love and representation on social media.
Soto is a 24-year-old Instagrammer who is using her platform to show off her vitiligo and give the community some love and representation. The sudden social media star is catching a lot of attention after showing off her body in a way followers hadn’t seen before.
According to an interview with Self, Soto first started her Instagram page to do makeup and only showed her face. The reason was that she was uncomfortable showing people that part of herself.
Soto uses art to highlight and celebrate her vitiligo.
You might recognize Soto because of her incredible body art that is giving her vitiligo all of the self-love and acceptance. It is all part of her mission to reclaim her skin and make other people comfortable in theirs.
“I remember back when I was really young—you know when you’re in middle school, you try to fit in with the crowd,” Soto told Self. “I wasn’t fitting in. People made fun of me to the point where I would cry myself to sleep every night.”
Soto was young when she was diagnosed with vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a skin condition where a person loses the pigmentation of their skin. The cells in the skin that produce the pigmentation die or stop functioning leading to the loss of skin color over time. The disease shows up as splotches on the skin without pigmentation.
“I never realized how beautiful my vitiligo was until I traced it with a black marker, it really helps to bring out the different colors of my skin. I was always trying to find a way to look at my skin in a positive light, [and] I couldn’t do that before starting this,” Soto told Daily Mail. Now what others would perceive as an imperfection, I have made into something more beautiful and made it more accepted than before.”
Soto has been living with her vitiligo since she was 12 years old.
A moment in her teens made her embarrassed of her body and her skin. When she was a teenager, a little girl on the beach asked her if she took a shower in bleach. According to Daily Mail, that was when Soto wanted to lock herself away from the world.
Years later, Soto is flipping the script and embracing her vitiligo in all of its glory. You can follow Soto and her vitiligo journey on Instagram at @radiantbambi.
“If you feel beautiful, that’s what matters,” Soto told Self. “No one can say anything if you feel happy with yourself.”