Is “glam-shaming” a factor? Should you’re a contestant on the present season of “The Bachelor,” you doubtless assume it’s. However does the remainder of America really feel the identical approach?
Not a lot.
The annual “Girls Inform All” episode of the ABC actuality present aired on Sunday evening, permitting former contestants the possibility to replicate on their experiences and air their soiled laundry on nationwide TV. However among the many tearful interviews and awkward confrontations, a small debate erupted concerning the difficulty of “glam-shaming,” and whether or not or not it was A) an actual factor, or B) occurred earlier within the season.
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Former contestants Marikh Mathias, 27, and Chelsea Roy, 29, dredged up an previous argument from an episode by which the ladies had been tasked with taking part in a climbing problem. Through the Jan. 22 episode, Mathias confronted Roy for noting how Mathias had been utilizing the group’s compass to test her personal reflection and repair her hair.
“Similar to folks slut-shame and body-shame folks, you’re, like, glam-shaming me,” Mathias advised Roy, who, being a former mannequin, later recognized herself as “professional glam” too.
Quick-forward to Sunday evening, and the 2 girls had been nonetheless a bit sensitive in regards to the difficulty of glam-shaming. Each, nonetheless, caught to their weapons on the difficulty, with Mathias saying she felt judged by Roy, and Roy claiming she didn’t imply something by her unique remark. (Roy, nonetheless, did attempt to disgrace Mathias by attempting handy her a compact in the course of the argument.) The opposite contestants then started chiming in, with some arguing that it’s “not a factor” in any respect, and others admitting that, sure, it is likely to be a factor, though it in all probability didn’t occur on this explicit case.
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The identical debate later flared up within the feedback part of a ballot ABC posted to Twitter, which itself discovered that solely 35 % of respondents thought glam-shaming was certainly “a factor.”
The hashtag #glamshaming additionally started showing on Twitter, with some popping out in help of the time period and others towards. Many others, nonetheless, had been merely sick of the argument.
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Regardless of the back-and-forth over the time period, Mathias took to Instagram following the “Girls Inform All” episode to difficulty a response by which she takes credit score for coining the time period “glam-shaming,” and insists that she is a sufferer of it.
“I understand how foolish it may well sound at instances, however what it represents is something however foolish,” she wrote. “It’s about not being seen for the individual you might be due to what somebody thinks about you primarily based on the way you costume, do your make-up, do you hair, no matter it might be.”
Mathias additionally shared a message to Twitter arguing that an individual “can’t be professional glam in the event you don’t acknowledge glam shaming to be a ‘factor.’”