This report reveals that beauty filters on Snapchat and Instagram harm self-esteem
A recent report by TRT World disclosed that the beauty filters provided by social media applications damage an individual’s self-esteem. The information also said that social media platforms encourage perfectionism resulting in damaged human psychology. Beauty filters on the different social media platforms also shatter an individual’s confidence, significantly affect teenagers, and may lead to suicide.
Berra Demir, a teenager, is quoted by TRT World as, “I just hate this blue eyes filter! As if its ugly to have brown eyes.” City University London’s study revealed that 90% of the UK citizens use the beauty filter and edit their photos before posting them on any social media platform. Subsequently, TRT World’s report quotes, “The young generation is suffering from low self-esteem and is dissatisfied with the beauty standards imposed on them by social media filters.”
Wall Street Journal’s report stated that the beauty filters play a subconscious role in self-esteem and confidence. At the same time, Dr Leela R. Magavi, a John Hopkins trained psychiatrist, said, “Teenagers are planning to get plastic surgeries to look more like the filtered version of themselves.”