Of course, there's definitely an ugly side to our selfie obsession. Experts point to selfie culture as a major factor in the rise in plastic surgery among Americans under 30. And, the body-image issues don't stop there. Now, a new app called SkinneePix promises to make you look up to 15 pounds skinnier in your selfies.
The app costs 99 cents and appears to use an algorithm to stretch your photos to make you look five, 10, or 15 pounds lighter. According to its App Store description, "SkinneePix makes your pictures look thinner. SkinneePix makes your photos look good and helps you feel good. It’s not complicated. No one needs to know. It’s our little secret."
Honestly, we don't even know where to begin with this. Yes, it's essentially a photo-filter tool. But, we have a big problem with anything that further contributes to the pressure put on us (especially young girls, who are among the most prolific selfiers) to conform to a societal ideal of “thin." What do you think? Is it just us, or does this feel really icky? Sound off in the comments below. (USA Today)