Unrealistic Beauty Standards: The Glimpse of the Superficial Realm
‘I have been roused to compose a piece about the splendor of beauty, perhaps decode the notion of “attraction” to these senseless lunatics, claiming to be influencers,’ says Karan Malik.
A Model and Mr. India-America, Karan Malik explains why he believes that its his duty to clear the clouds of misconception surrounding the beauty. He elaborates, on how disarranged he has felt growing up in the generation Z pool, around individuals who are wired to judge solely on physical attributes, instead of personality .The model feels a sense of familiarity with this uprising, border line, mental illness and he holds no reservations in speaking out the truth, we all need to hear.
The Colossal Need of Revolution
In this flashy world where beauty is just everything, growing up with a steady mindset was itself a unique challenge for Karan. The issue which the model realized is with people his age, desperately wanting to meet the unrealistic, “Face-Tuned” standards of beauty that the media portrays, and every other person accepts it as a barometer of appeal. “I, in general, listen surreptitiously to people discussing such topics about vain vanity, regularly in my line of work. In certain cases, the recommendations, shake me to my core. It’s not a shocker to tackle frightful beliefs that industry professionals have recommended; ensuring to alter every unique beautiful attribute about you and turn you into this box-office, cover ready doppelganger” says Karan.
The Fake World of Social Media
One of the most well-known facts we tend to hear, particularly among young people, is the measure of “likes” somebody has on their photographs is equivalent to their appeal and success on social media. Anyone with just few likes on their pictures is directly deemed ugly and undesirable by the masses. This rubbish mindset among the young generation is honestly the primary thing that is erroneous. As a response to such baseless standards, youngsters end up buying expensive brands of high-end makeup, jewelry, clothes and cars that are out of their budget and lifestyle, yet they are okay to miserably suffer in this false pretense. All this, in hopes to somehow desperately feel accepted and validated by the world of social media. This further snowballs into higher debts, low credit scores, loans and other liabilities only adding to their anxiety and mental insecurities, leading to denial & depression.
Fake Is the New Beautiful
The other subject that messes up with the normal notion of life is the unwanted obsession with stalking. This comprises taking a gander at somebody’s social media handles and then proceeding with judging their photographs and life events. With this constant social media obsession, comes the passing of irrelevant or unethical comments. We tend to criticize each aspect of the person we assess in the 1st second, without even thinking how those few senseless lines of comment are impacting someone’s mental health. ‘why don’t they use better filters?’ , “why don’t they get a hair treatment?”. “That bag looks so cheap”, “That body though”, and endless other such comments, remain not only under those photographs but also on those young minds forever.
Malik Says “Since when natural became ugly for us? We, as a dispirited human, fail to acknowledge that the beauty lies in being true self. Every ethnicity has its own unique beautiful features and attributes that are interdependent of others, therefore judging everyone on a narrowed down, one-size fits all, pre-dominant Caucasian standards is simply ignorant. We lack to identify that beauty lies far deeper and is not something that exists superficially, instead it depends on the level of enlightenment one achieves over the years. rom the way you talk, your ideologies, your knowledge, your character, your smile, personality, your skillset, your scent, the gleam in your eyes, your aura and your contributions to the society as an individual is what makes you truly sexy and attractive to the developed minds.”
Karan Malik is Making a Difference
Realizing how truly messed up the world is, Karan Malik is breaking the stereotypes surrounding the notion of beauty. The Instagram influencer is contributing to creating a positive impact among the lives of his followers by normalizing the flaws we tend to have as naturally desirable traits. Have you got dark circles? It shows you burnt your midnight oil to achieve something. Do you have acne? It is hormones to blame, not you. Your skin tone is dark? Well, that how the supreme has sculpted the chocolaty you. In fact, every shade between black, brown, and white is beyond beautiful and thus need celebration. From the discoloration around your mouth and thighs to cellulite in women, patchy beards to receding hairlines in men, Malik is known to extends his support in normalizing all such attributes to all his followers.
‘For nothing in this world describes what it takes to be beautiful. We all are beautiful in our own capacities and our own unique ways, says Karan.