Unwarranted Opinions: “is it an outfit or is she just skinny?”


Morgan Kong

In her weekly column “UnWarranted Opinions,” staff reporter Drew Julao takes on a variety of topics and gives her take.

Drew Adrian Julao, Staff Reporter

Growing up in the generation of technology can be beneficial. We exchange information at the touch of a screen and content creation has never had such a high as it does now. Although, with the development of technology we have gotten the rise of anonymity; one of the most dangerous consequences of this generation.

With anonymity comes cowardly bravery in being able to say or do things without consequence.

We pass by it all the time. Every day we see things that just shouldn’t sit right with us on our screens, and we swipe over to the next piece of content. One thing that has caught my attention recently is the “Is it an outfit or is she just skinny” trend.

This trend is characterised by videos of girls looking at models or any skinny girl and looking at what she is wearing, then replicating the outfit on themselves to exemplify that the outfit only looks good on the original person wearing it because they are skinny, as if their body is an accessory to their clothes.

Listen, this article could be finished really quickly and shortened into just two words: “who cares!?” Why is it anyone’s business how a person decides to present themselves? Decades ago, people were bullied for going against the status quo, and now that people are starting to accept themselves even more, we are bullying the people that used to be the status quo or the desired look.

What do you hope to gain from this? Being mean to other people isn’t going to solve the problem. It’s just going to flip it onto the other side. Also, anyone can wear whatever they want. Leave other people alone and mind yourself. In the words of the great Thumper from Bambi, “If ya can’t say nuffiin’ nice, ya shouldn’t say nuffin’ at all.”

So let us take away from this the main points I have mentioned above; who cares about what other people want to wear or how they want to look? Don’t be mean, be kind, don’t sit silently, and mind your business. Thank you.