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Am I Ugly Videos Illustrate Disturbing Tween Trend

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If you’re seeking an honest opinion, Youtube probably isn’t the place to get it. The notoriously nasty commentators now hold the self-esteem of several pre-teen girls who are posting “Am I Ugly Videos” to the site.

If you search for “Am I Ugly” or “Am I Pretty’ on Youtube you’ll see dozens of results from young girls who ask the internet community to judge them. Some comments are kind, some are nasty, and some are downright cruel or inappropriate. The “Am I Ugly” videos have drawn racist comments, inappropriate sexual comments (these girls are about 12), and unnecessarily mean comments that could further damage the self esteem of these girls.

An apparent middle schooler who uses the Youtube name “sgal901″ posted a video asking “Am I Pretty or Ugly?” Her video has been seen more than 3.5 million views and has close to a million comments. The comments range from “you are SO pretty” to “Your ugly as hell. You should go ahead and end your life.”

But who’s to blame? Are these girls asking for trouble by posing a personal question to such a wide audience? Should we expect a little bit more from the average internet troll?

The San Francisco Chronicle writes:

“A 12-year-old isn’t mature enough to deal with vicious remarks made by their mean-spirited peers and sick-minded internet trolls.”

Jezebel adds:

“Leave it to anonymous internet commenters to make middle-schoolers feel worse about themselves than they already do.”

Sgal901 says in her “Am I Ugly” Video: “I just wanted to make a random video seeing if I was, like, ugly or not… Because a lot of people called me ugly and I think I am ugly, ’cause I think I’m ugly and fat.”

What do you think of the “Am I Ugly” videos? Do you see a problem with these young girls seeking validation on the internet?

At 12-years-old (I’m guessing) they should be worrying about something else other than if they’re pretty or not. But the real sick part about these videos are the commentators? Who would tell a little girl to go kill herself?

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155 Responses to “Am I Ugly Videos Illustrate Disturbing Tween Trend”

  1. Alexa Villanueva

    I would NEVER go online asking people whether I'm pretty or not. You should have the confidence to know you are beautiful the way God made you, and you should be proud of the way you are and how your parents made you. If you don't like yourself, do something about it. It's that freakin simple. Most people are usually jealous and judge too quickly. Like the author said, they are too mean spirited and don't care how simple words could affect someone, but it's those people who are bitter and ugly inside. You should never listen to those types of people, just ignore them completely.

  2. Alexa Villanueva

    I would NEVER go online asking people whether I'm pretty or not. You should have the confidence to know you are beautiful the way God made you, and you should be proud of the way you are and how your parents made you. If you don't like yourself, do something about it. It's that freakin simple. Most people are usually jealous and judge too quickly. Like the author said, they are too mean spirited and don't care how simple words could affect someone, but it's those people who are bitter and ugly inside. You should never listen to those types of people, just ignore them completely.

  3. Valerie Henderson

    It's sad that people turn to the Internet for self confidence and esteem -

  4. Shauna Lee

    They've had a site Hot or Not for years now. Just as soul crushing. I feel so bad for these girls!

  5. Travis Temple

    very sad but that's the way this worlds wants it so no one has the right to be upset because of this untill they change it its our world reflected by what we do and these girls and boys are only seeing what we the people want them to believe and teach them everyday.

  6. Jillian Tocasuche

    Really now? You don't need other people to tell you if you're beautiful or not. Believe you are beautiful and realize you are beautiful. Don't let other people put you down with how they perceive you. They have their own insecurities and are using you to feel better about themselves.

  7. Luis Zamarron

    ummmm. you guys are kids. how can you be ugly? you're still God's gift to youir parents and family and frankly to our future and boy do we NEED hope for the future, but I WILL tell you who IS ugly. All the jackasses that stand in judgement of others as though they are better. emotional midgets like to make themselves feel big by standing on the shoulders of others. don't let them.

  8. Anonymous

    She is far to young to be worring about that, there are no ugly kids, but the ones who make bad comments need to be looked at.

  9. Frank Mcclary Jr

    at the age these girls are they should, speak to the guidence counslor first then their problems can be redirected to abetter source than the internet.

  10. 'Fugahlee Jenkins'

    If these young ladies had the confirmation at home, they would not be looking for it on the net. The family has unit has broken down so much over the years that we forget to praise our children or compliment them about themselves making them feel comfortable in their own skin.

  11. Renee Blackowl

    And your a DICK!!! I HOPE ONE DAY YOU DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR CHILDREN!!!! ASK YOURSELF ONE QUESTION… DO YOU REALLY WANT YOUR KID/KIDS KILL THEMSELVES OVER SUCH A COMMENT LIKE YOURS MARK?

  12. Kai Luna

    The problem is, most of these girls are attention whores. Yes, they're young, but they're not stupid– they know how to fish for compliments. You're one of the suckers.

  13. Anonymous

    Mark you are the perfect example of someone with an evil spirit, apparently you are miserable, and not happy with yourself. How do I know this? Happy well adjusted people, would never think to write anything as mean spirited as what you have written. May I suggest you seek psychological help and fast? Don't let your loneliness stop you from seeking help,your life is worth saving. Good Luck…

  14. Cheryl Chargers Collins

    The real crime is the parents not monitoring their kids on the Internet and allowing them to post these videos. A 12 year old does not have the maturity to understand that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. They also don't have the maturity to understand that there are hateful people who are so ugly on the inside that they feel a strong need to be hurtful every chance they get. I gather most of them just do it for the attention but for some kids it wouldn't take much for them to be devastated over some asshole's opinion of them which really shouldn't matter to begin with.

  15. Scott Wright

    Its not am I ugly, It's how ugly am I and I have seen plenty of ugly kids mostly because of their F$#%ed up attitudes and appearances.

  16. Robyn Harrison-Perry

    kids have no common sense now a days. people just like to be asses on the internet, so they'll just say crap.

  17. Brendan McGee

    Kids are all beautiful.You need a way to feel happy with yourselves.Don't let cruel comments get to you.Rise above the hate and jealousy. Never ask any personal questions to strangers on the net.There are people who want to randomly hurt out there.Talk to a parent or a trusted adult.God didn't make any mistakes.

  18. Lori Neal

    Where the heck are the parents these days? I tell you what, Mom and Pop, GET OFF THE DAMM CELLPHONE, PUT DOWN THE BOOZE, GET OFF THE PRESCRIPTION PILLS AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR CHILD. STOP TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH THE JONESES AND QUIT WORKING SO MANY HOURS SO YOU CAN AFFORD THINGS TO IMPRESS PPL WHO DON'T CARE! PARENTS, IT IS YOUR JOB TO INSTILL SELF-ESTEEM IN YOUR CHILDREN.

  19. Anonymous

    Don't worry your definetly not ugly no way.Don't worry about what anyone says to put you down.There jut the mean ones.And by the way cool hat!

  20. Anonymous

    Don't worry abot them mean people you are notugly by far! Oh cool hat!

  21. Michael Godwin

    In today's day and age, parents really need to teach their children not to put themselves out so publicly on the internet. Similarly to how they would teach children not to talk to strangers, or how to bake cookies in the oven safely, internet survival / etiquette is now a skill many of our youth need to learn.

  22. Anonymous

    this just makes me sad. why would a pretty young girl go online to even ask this question to total strangers.

  23. Chase Whittaker

    Honestly, this is what modern society has brought us to. In a world of mini skirts and a race to find the most revealing shirt, this is what WE as a global force have unfortunately induced. None of these girls should have to be asking a question like this. 20 years ago a child would be more concerned with whose house they were going to go play at, what homeowrk they had to do (ok maybe not) but nothing like this. Humans are a cruel breed and although not everyone says things like "Go hang yourself" or anything as bad or worse, half the time we don't have the confidence ourselves to stand up for them. People have lost sight of what it is to be a person. Live your life; live it to the fullest and work to ensure those of the future do as well. These girls have their entire lives ahead of them and any life dictated by what your best friend thinks, or the school bullies think, or what some guy on the other side of the globe thinks, is a life lived wrong. You are all beautiful and doubting that means that you are too humble, to naiive to see it.

  24. William C. Leary

    Nobody is ugly! All of us are different, it is what makes the fabric of our society so interesting. As you look into the mirror, you see your own image and judge yourself in comparison to who? My eyes see your image, and I see a beautiful different person, just like the many flowers in the fields, all different, but adding color to life. Let your eyes see my image, and I will look at yours, both of us are different, both of us necessary to make it happen. Rest easy you kids, gauge not yourself, let another see you and ask not a hideous question.

  25. Chase Whittaker

    Mark you are being extremely rude. But everyone else, I suppose your being just as bad. "F OFF" "your a DICK" "Evil Spirit" "You shouldn't be allowed outside" "you should have been an abortion." don't you see the irony here? Mark your a jerk for saying that and I'm sure you either thought it would be funny to do something like this but really you are just hurting these childrens' chances at happiness and a decent life. Please stop saying things like this. for the sake of the kids…

  26. Chase Whittaker

    I'm not thinking my post is being taken seriously. This guy clearly just wants attention. The best you can do is give it to him. And really you all are being just as bad as he is…

  27. Chase Whittaker

    I'm not thinking my post is being taken seriously. This guy clearly just wants attention. The best you can do is give it to him. And really you all are being just as bad as he is…

  28. Gabbyj West

    Its so very sad that people would tell a child she is Ugly{SHAME ON THEM:(/..and to be honest I hope she doesn't take Any of the idiots with a grain of salt….Does your Parents know your are asking and I hope that they Would NOT Approve…Please don't let others judge you; be yourself & just know you seem to be smart and you look LOVELY! :)

  29. Starcia Jackson

    there just now bringing this to the media? I have seen tons of videos of am I ugly videos or people talking about what they consider as being unatttractive. lets not beat around the bush and blame these girls parents for this its not the parents fault. all these girls are doing is creating unwanted outsied attention from themselves. these girls know extaclty what they are doing when they post videos like these on the internet. of cousre your going to get rude comments its youtube. if you want a honest opinion don't put yourself out there like that. most of these so callled ugly girls are very beautiful their parents tell them, friends,. but some just would rather look eleswere for that satisfaction for compliments. its not a trend its stupid that's what these girls being now if you truely feel like you have lowself esteen than I suggest they see a consular. we have more important issues to worry about than worrying rather your pretty or not god made eveyone beautiful.

  30. Anonymous

    Those girls that post those know that they are pretty, they're just seeking attention… Spoiled brats

  31. Maximo Lopez Jr

    I thought my comment had been posted, you are not ugly! Others may be insaecure, and mean, as my own experience, may have brought me to beleive this , they use it because they know it hurts you. You are not ugly!

    y know it hurts you.

  32. Jesse Arce

    Kids should not care if they are attractive or not….they should concentrate on being kids. Wtf is up with all these tweens wanting to group up so fast. You got like 10 15 years tops to be a kid and the rest of your sorry life to be an adult.

  33. Sarah Duncan

    a natural question for a teenage girl to ask laced with a environment for proven to damage what we know as natural social development, yet this is were are world is going. before these sensitive intimate questions were asked of our peers at school or family, but what do you do when your peers include the entire internet community, of all ages, races, and sexes. How these teenagers and the ones after them act will shape the way our society interacts socially its very interesting for budding psychologist. Despite public outrage of the cruelty of these teenagers new peers, the fact is that the girls view the internet community as their peers. Dose this means that they will develop with their peers learning to take their sticks with stride, fight against them, or take then remarks personally. Its a high school question on a much larger scale, but dose it make it more meaningful that there are so many different anonymous people or dose it make it less meaningful due to the anonymity?

  34. Kathy Trinkle

    OMG! Who would ever say these young girls are ugly… they are all beautiful and will grow into beautiful young women, not some dumb peice of plastic a surgeon creates, but a real women…. I have seen some of the models today and a lot of them are really ugly and my 4 brothers agree with me…. You girls never should have to ask anyone if your pretty… beauty comes from all different aspects, and what's inside of you counts more…you are not through growing or developing… and like another person said, I have not seen an ugly child… the media predicts beauty in a false way. you are all beautiful, smiles, laughter, sunshine, friends, teen years are tough, but hang in there… I was always skinny, tall, lots of freckles, and a tomboy… but remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and theire are a lot of blind people out there…… who can't see real beauty because so many women are made up of plastic and fake.

  35. Sean Ng Pack

    Why have these journalists not censored the faces of these kids? When this girl sees her face on the front page of news sites, I can only imagine how she'll feel inside…
    Conversely, it can also be said that she brought upon herself :P

  36. Jim Bills

    We live in a society that's way too focused on looks. Just look at the TV or the magazines in the waiting room at the dentist office. So to tell a young person to "keep your head up & don't let it bother you" is good pep-talk & advice, but the problem goes a bit deeper. I'm almost sure it went in one ear & out the other. The influence from the media & celebs is SO overwelming, ignoring their peers' comments & opinions is hardly an option for most youth. Remember when the "old folks" warned us about how fame, fortune, song lyrics & MTV vids were a bad influence on young people nowadays & many would say to them,"oh shut up, you're just old-fashioned". It's all in the devil's plan to try to destroy society. And what a better place to strike than the youth. Go ahead, call me a crazy religious fanatic, then check out what's goin' on in the world around you. Look at how kids are dressing these days, especially girls! In certain parts of some cities it's hard to tell the difference between the girls out on the street selling themselves & the little girls walking home from school. It's so sad…

  37. Odein Verdekal

    you need to get this child off of here Stat, Please, Please, Where is her Daddy? because the Mom don't care she, the mom is giving her a camera and letting her take pictures and blowing kisses to the world of Men and molesters with her own camera, Daddy help your Daughter right away! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! before you hear about her on Nancy Grace, unlease the Lawyers! In Jesus name!

  38. Mike Payne

    you need to get this child off of here Stat, Please, Please, Where is her Daddy? because the Mom don't care she, the mom is giving her a camera and letting her take pictures and blowing kisses to the world of Men and molesters with her own camera in the bathroom, Daddy help your Daughter right away! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! before you hear about her on Nancy Grace, unlease the Lawyers! In Jesus name!

  39. Cornelius Vanquez Wood

    You dude? Are one HELL of a fucking idiot and should have your dick chopped off and fed to you, just so you can see how much it hurts to hear things like that. You fucking moron!!

  40. Starcia Jackson

    when they post videos like these on the internet. of cousre your going to get rude comments its youtube. if you want a honest opinion most of these so callled ugly girls are very beautiful their parents tell them, and friends,. god made eveyone beautiful.

  41. Michael Mathes

    I am a pretty narcissistic, cynical, and sarcastic individual but I do agree that wanting to manipulate these girls feelings and seeking to hurt their feelings is an act of SCUM! However, what are we going to do. Outlaw rude comments? Outlaw asking questions if you are under a certain age. Jail or beat up people who make snide or mean remarks? That would be an OUTRAGE. Parents have the duty to protect their children, the state if there are no parents. The citizen has no duty to protect others or their children from words.

  42. Michael Mathes

    Because by law they made their image public domain and therefore not subject to their sole ownship the moment they posted it online. You have answered your own statement in the latter part or your statement.

  43. Ben Engelhard

    You never know what a child will grow up to look like. Some change radically for better and worse alike. Hopefully these girls will realize that validation comes best from the ones who love you not from a bunch of jerks on youtube.

  44. Courtny Brown

    All these people saying this twelve year old should have the confidence to kniw that she is pretty are ridiculous. Although i dont believe she thinks she is ugly because she has so many pics of herself. She is young enough where it is ok for her to fish for complments.. people shouldn't say disgusting thjngs to a 12 yr old

  45. Kevin Nieman

    I don't blame the girls for posting these videos. They want acceptance, or they want to feel better about themselves. It's a natural part of growing up. When you feel that you are ugly, you reach out for validation or condemnation of whatever self-image you have, so I think that's fine. However, I DO blame the trolls for writing vicious messages to these girls, and I have nothing but contempt for these morons. I can only hope that the girls in the videos take the trolls' comments for what they are: Worthless.

  46. Megan Lewis

    I don't see wats soo disterbing about this trend I think its a good one beats the crappy ones we just got out of for example we all remember shaking (using the drive throu to throw a shake at a hard worker behind the window) or 30 secs (this one is where two people beat each other up for 30 secs). Its about time kids stopped abusing youtube and use it too better there self-esteem. and for the haters who post nasty comments, there just jealous by these young girls bravery to stand by there true self, these are the role models of the future.

  47. Megan Lewis

    I don't see wats soo disterbing about this trend I think its a good one beats the crappy ones we just got out of for example we all remember shaking (using the drive throu to throw a shake at a hard worker behind the window) or 30 secs (this one is where two people beat each other up for 30 secs). Its about time kids stopped abusing youtube and use it too better there self-esteem. and for the haters who post nasty comments, there just jealous by these young girls bravery to stand by there true self, these are the role models of the future.

  48. Dale Sperling

    "Am I ugly?" That is up to you. If you allow your self worth to be what others think of your physical appearence then your value system is out of whack. If you believe in yourself and become the person you believe you should be, then no, you are not ugly.

  49. Douglas Burkeen

    Ilived as a child being called names about the size of my nose, when if I grew up in poland or more american indian I wouldn't have been given a second look for that.our different looks are what make us american and pretty or ugly is someone elses problem.don't buy into other people s opinion on your looks and just enjoythe fact you don't look like them.What makes a person ugly or pretty is their actions towards others.

  50. Michael Eatmon

    you are what you think you are doesn't matter what other's think. I think you look nice. you are young and will get even better looking if take care of yourself. stop looking to others to validate who you are. stop listening to those who call you ugly. they are not your friends. tell them to speak for them selves when they call you ugly. stay encouraged everythiing going to be alright.

  51. Michael Eatmon

    no you are not ugly, you are super fine either. you are where most people are somewhere in the middle. you have a cute face, nice hair and most of all a good personally. that's what people will like how you treat others not how you look. You are no where close to ugly. the one that called you ugly are the one that are ugly. beauty only skin deep, but ugly is to the bone. don't ever put yourself out like this again you love god and then love yourself and treat others the way you want to be treated.

  52. Leanne Falcone

    It doesn't matter whether these kids are pretty or not. They are missing a positive influence in their life and a role model. As an intern in mental health counseling this breaks my heart. I hope these girls can get into some sort of therapy to help them develop new core beliefs about themselves. It is crucial at this point.

  53. Trevor Eric Godfrey

    I really feel like the outcry over this issue is a direct result of the diconnect between the younger and older generations here. Girls posting on youtube have absolutely no interest in finding out what people think about them. They are trying to get views with controversial material.

    It is a cry for attention, but it's using the controversy you are creating to reach its own end. Sorry. That's how our generation works.

  54. Nina Walters

    I can't believe there is even a SITE for something like that! How awful is that? We all know that people are cruel & that they can & WILL say the meanest things without even thinking about the consequences or the way the young girls take their comments.I would assume alot of the responses are from immature 'tweens' themselves…maybe not…could be nasty grown ups, perverts, child molesters…who knows. That's the problem…you DON'T know & these poor kids are listening to people who probably don't even know their 'ass from their elbows'.

  55. Diana Cusumano

    ugh, this breaks my heart too! i find more and more adolescents with low self esteem.

  56. Diana Cusumano

    ugh, this breaks my heart too! i find more and more adolescents with low self esteem.

  57. Anonymous

    why do we even have this stuff still up this is nuts.they still have to like it its who they are you can try to fix it but you may wind up looking like mike.screw up some how.lot of wasted money.

  58. Diana Cusumano

    ugh, this breaks my heart too! i'll never grasp how can people be so cruel hearted to others in this manner..

  59. Soila Jean Blackwell

    I think it's wrong that people would leave such hateful comments, however, in this case, the kids are to blame. why would you post this on youtube? it's ridiculous!

  60. Sarah Davis

    Yeah your kids are F ing Ugly too. Maybe when they get a little older someone will tell them that and they will commit suicide…your an Idiot.

  61. Trish Matthews

    Please quit responding to this troll…by retorting and telling him how ugly his soul is, or that you wish bad things upon his own children…this is what he is looking for. Response. It's like on YouTube how someone posts a title that is captivating and then the video ends up being stupid (or you get Rick Roll'd!…lol…) and everyone gets pissed and leaves hateful comments–that's EXACTLY what that person was looking for–3 million plus views. Attention. Why waste even an ounce of energy or emotion on someone like that. Take all that energy and fuel it towards doing something positive today!

  62. Trish Matthews

    Lori, some parents HAVE to work so many hours just to pay the mortgage. Not everyone is doing it to 'Keep up with the Jones'. Yes, parents should pay more attention to their kids' behavior, but there have been too many cases where the parents WERE active in a child's life, everything seemed to be just fine, and then one day they find the child hanging in a closet. Sometimes they miss the signs, yet they feel they are doing the best they can. And not everyone is boozing and taking prescription pills. Yes, this is sad what is happening with the children, but it's not fair to to categorize ALL parents into the same group of uncaring sperm donors.

  63. Denise Espinoza

    yes! you are beautiful in your own way but you have to believe it , there are so many more important things in life than having to worry about if your beautiful or not. what is important here is do you think your beautiful? hopefully yes! it is really sad you think you need people to tell you that. don't listen to what everybody thinks because people can be so downright cruel. eventually you will learn in life you can't care what everybody thinks or feels about you.only you should care how you feel and what is important to you……feeling beautiful should come naturally.

  64. Denise Espinoza

    mark you should feel ashamed of yourself for telling a child whom is insecure about herself something like that.how do you think your daughter(if you have one)would feel after reading something like that.have some compassion and don't be so cruel!!!!

  65. Anonymous

    Looking at a picture does not tell me if you are pretty or ugly. Beauty lies in one's heart, not on their face. Too much emphasis is placed on the way a person looks. One of our most respected president's wife was far from beautiful yet she is one of the most loved and respected woman in history. Eleanor Roosevelt. Her beauty was within. The plant, Kudzu bears one of the most beautiful flowers on earth, yet it's vine has become a plague in the southern part of the US. What good is the lovely plant if it is not conducive to the world around it? How you look is not what is important, it is what you are that determines your future and the respect of righteous, considerate, intelligent people.

  66. Cindy Stirm

    You don't really sound like you think you are ugly {as you put it ] and I agree you are as beutiful as our lord and savior has meant you to be and just as individule. JESUS knew you in the womb. He has created you inlooks and personality, you are a creation. If you concentrate on how speacial you are to those who matter and love yourself as well as the ones who berate and critize you can get thur these few years when you are in the tween and teen years an become what you are mean't to be. sister in christ Jesus.

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  68. Emma Rice

    Welcome to the Internet.
    Even as disturbing as these videos are, she posted on a forum that is wide open to the public.
    Where are her parents monitoring her behavior and actions? Clearly, they are not doing their job. Even though I do find it despicable for random people to say absurdly inappropriate things to a child, you run that risk entering into the domain of the internet.

  69. Meghan Marie McKenna

    Why are you blaming the parents? Kids who are worrying about their appearance are most often affected by media. We see movies, TV shows, and magazines with these skinny, covered-in-makeup women who are known as "beautiful", "hot", "sexy", and then girls look at these images and think to themselves, "Well, I don't look like that, so I must not be pretty enough." It even affects them subconsciously if not knowingly. I doubt parents are the main reason, or the reason at all, to why girls now are worried about their self-appearance. Many parents compliment their children all the time, but you know what? It's not their parents' opinions they're worried about, it's the rest of the world.

    And, yeah, it's kind of ridiculous to go on the Internet for appearance validation. But these girl are crying out because of their low self-esteem, they shouldn't be put down because they wanted the attention. What's sick is the people commenting with immature remarks.

    We're all beautiful in different ways.

  70. Roman Snow

    Not only that, but the sometimes absurd amount of doctoring images and footage are expected to go through before they reach the public effectively make many of the women we see on the covers of magazines and in movies not exist. The person they started with exists, but too often the end result is something absolutely no one looks like.

  71. Anonymous

    I'm just worried about the middle-aged old creepshows who'd gladly rush to reassure these girls that that they're really quite grade-a *desirable* material. Pretty gross, and it puts quite a damper on one's teen years.

  72. Anonymous

    Society is an ugly thing. I'm 13, and I understand why these girls put up these videos. Bullying & Insecurities is where it's mainly at. Seeing all these other teens, celebrities, it makes us want to match up to their "level" of beauty. The "popular" kids. All we just want, is to fit into society. Be in that crowd. And the sad part is that "popular" crowd, is made up of drinkers, smokers, etc… Just to fit in, us teens would do that. To not be bullied or harassed and become one of them. I'm sure most girls have had days where they feel worthless, they aren't pretty enough, what's the point to keep going in life…I know I've had these days. Sometimes I'd CRY myself to sleep because I know I wont be good enough. But you know what, everyone had people who love them. Every single thing about them.

  73. Aerica Leilani Carter

    for all you people saying "WTH is wrong with these kids and parents" we all like to hear we are pretty and we love drama, be honest with yourselves. you go up to your friends and say "do I look ok?" and they say "oh you look amazing" you like "shut up, stop lying" because we like fishing for compliments. and when someone disagrees we love the argument that follows its about a rush either of confidence or a rush of adreneline from the fight or flight response we get from agruing with someone. we all do it, so stop lying to yourself. I just wish these little girls would understand that the internet isn't really the place to do that because there are freaks out prowling.

  74. Aerica Leilani Carter

    you are totally right. they just want to get the most views and are fishing for compliments. its what people do in middle school and high school anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves. hell, we do it as adults "do i look pretty in this" "oh you look amazing!" "shut up liar!"

  75. Melissa Myers Dandorf

    Cindy Stirm – beautifully put- If we raise our children to know WHO THEY ARE in CHRIST, they wouldn't be floundering around for their identity through other people. Sgal901- be yourself, everyone else is already taken. Beauty is integrity, honesty, value and respect for yourself and others. Care what God thinks, not what other people think. They are just as lost and unsure as you are.

  76. Anonymous

    so sad a kid would have to go down this road to seek validation, beauty is on the inside, only if they knew it. but cmon young teens can be some of the toughest mean times of life, look at middle schools today.

  77. Mark Rutledge

    People I was just joking…guess everyone here HAS NO SENSE OF HUMOR…NO YOU ARE NOT UGLY…AND DONT CARE EHAT OTHERS PEOPLE SAY…IF YOU LIKE YOURSELF THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS

  78. Vince May

    If these teens were my daughter, I would not allow her to have any mobile technology personally that has this capablity. People with Iphones and etc can simply upload these videos to the net. Going on the internet asking "Am I pretty or Ugly" is not wise at all. Youtube I believe should not allow these videos to be posted either since they are in a habbit of censoring videos. Where are their parents as well. This society has also been known to sexualise kids may be through peer pressure and brainwashing. The Society and some parents has failed these youngsters to be honest. I am happy to do away with my youtube account after coming across couple of these videos. These Kids are too young to be posting themselves publicly to the world especially if they are very sensitives to bad comments. Kids who keep worrying about How they are looking I believe is influenced by the media, mags tv and etc. This behavior can be very destructive as it is a form of self hate if they are not happy with themselves for being way they are.