‘Am I ugly?’: The ‘disturbing’ teen YouTube trend (The Week)

Posted by aifkod on March 6, 2012

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The Week – As if growing up weren’t hard enough already, kids are now posting their insecure inquiries online, prompting a stream of “vicious remarks” from “internet trolls”Going through adolescence has never been easy, and in recent years, the internet has exposed tweens and teens to myriad new ways to fuel their insecurities. The latest trend: A growing number of youngsters, mostly girls, are posting YouTube videos asking commenters, “Am I ugly?” What’s behind these “disturbing” videos? (See a sample clip below.) Here, a brief guide:

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