"Am I Ugly or Pretty?" The Disturbing Social Media Trend for Teens

| by Michael Allen

There is a new trend of YouTube videos in which teens, mostly girls, ask YouTube commenters whether they're ugly or not.

The practice recalls the web site 'Am I Hot or Not," but with a video twist and often mean comments.

Many of the teen girls want to know if they are pretty enough to land a boyfriend with statements such as "Umm, uhh, umm, well, if you think I'm pretty, still comment...just comment...I don't care if I'm ugly or not."

At the same time, there are supportive comments from YouTubers such as "Of course, you're not ugly, you're beautiful."

Is this normal teen angst or a troubling trend in today's social media?