New Instagram Trend Has To Do With Your Feet

Instagram has seen so many different trends, everything from eye brow art, to thigh gaps to thigh brows, there is a new body trend online: #BarbieFeet. Here's how it works, celebrities and social media influencers position their feet just like the doll by pointing them out and down like Barbie's permanently-molded high heel feet.

The trend makes your legs look longer and slimmer and you can do it wearing invisible heels or just standing on your tippy toes. To me, it looks like these women are walking on egg shells.


And let's not even get started with the psychological damage this is doing to young women following these celebrities. The head of the Be Real Campaign for body confidence, Liam Preston said "It's important that we celebrate different bodies and shapes and not thrive to look the same by following the latest social media craze." He added, "We've seen it before with the thigh gap trend, which saw many young girls try to conform to a beauty standard that's not only unobtainable for the majority of them, but also can encourage them to use unhealthy methods to achieve it."

Let me save you 5 minutes of wasted energy on Instagram. Here are a few of the social media influencers posing with their best #BarbieFeet. 

 
 
 
 

SO silly. I mean, how can you run, jump, play, run a company, make movies or art or do anything cool while worrying about your feet? They are supposed to take you places. Let them do that.

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