Specialist Reacts to “You Look Disgusting” *Emotional*
(somber piano music) – Oh, my God. (somber piano music) Here comes the tears. Aloha, everyone, welcome to Skincare with Hyram. If you don’t know who I am, my name’s Hyram and I’m passionate about teaching you how to perfect your skincare routine, so make sure you and hit the notification bell so that you can see my videos every single week.
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Today’s video I’m really looking forward to because it’s a blast from the past and it’s still a relevant topic to this day. I’m going to be reacting to the viral video from five years ago, “YOU LOOK DISGUSTING” by My Pale Skin.
I remember when this video came out, it was still when I was like brand new to YouTube and brand new to the internet. And to date, it has a whopping 33 million views. That is incredible, like whew, the impact.
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Buy it, you piece of shit.” Huh, anyway distraction. This video is made by an amazing girl named Em, or My Pale Skin, and one of the reasons that I really wanted to film this is because she’s recently come back to social media after a long break.
From my understanding, she was facing a lot of mental health struggles and she’s back and looks healthier and happier than ever, and I’m so, so happy for her because she honestly deserves it. She’s just a beautiful soul and this video revolves around a topic that I really wanna discuss a little more, and I’d love to hear your feedback on this topic as well.
As always, these videos are just made for entertainment’s sake. I’m a freelance specialist, but not a licensed esthetician or your dermatologist. I am not an expert, let’s make that clear. If you wanna learn more about that, go watch my recent video called, “I Am Not an Expert.
” I share a lot of amazing experts there. These videos are just made for fun and just made for my reactions and to share a little bit of skincare information. So let’s get into it. It takes a lot of bravery, especially back then.
She so pretty. It’s so awful. Ugh, God. Okay, so I’m gonna be pausing incrementally because I feel like I just have so many thoughts already, but I know I definitely will have more throughout this video.
The fact that anyone can say those things, I just, I don’t know if I’m a weird one out, but I have never ever in my life for no reason left a mean comment somewhere, criticizing someone for something that they can’t control.
Like, my brain cannot wrap my head around that concept. The internet is a complicated place. It’s amazing and horrible at the same time, because you’re able to see people’s authentic unadulterated thoughts.
We’re really able to see into the minds and thoughts of everyone, and while this can be amazing, if you’re a person who likes to look at the world as inherently good and people as inherently good, it’s a huge (beep)ing slap in the face to see how rude and how mean people can be, and it makes me so angry.
And before I got on the internet, I really didn’t think this was commonplace. Like I figured there was just a few people out there being really loud and leaving a ton of comments. But I have been humbled by how many mean, nasty, disgusting people there are out there who leave comments like this all the time.
I mean, it’s constant, and I just can’t understand that. Like it’s such a foreign concept to me. Why be mean when you can be nice? And the worst part is I can barely handle it, like I desperately need therapy.
I’m not even someone like her who is just going makeup-free and who gets comments like that just because of her skin, something that she can’t change. It’s so fucked up. Do you guys feel the same, because across the board with other creators I’ve spoken to, the nicest, most sweet kind beautiful person will still get an insurmountable amount of hate comments.
I don’t know, I don’t know. Ugh, anyway, I’m going to continue before I keep ranting. (somber piano music) She’s a really good makeup artist, by the way, I love her makeup looks in the past that I’ve seen.
Her hair too, it’s so pretty. I love the way that kind of blends out with the roots. I don’t know the terms, Brad help me! It’s a pretty look. She’s really good at makeup. She is, she is all of those things.
Ugh, God. Jesus Christ. Oh, my God, holy shit. How, oh my God. Jesus Christ. (groaning) Here comes the tears, whoa, whoa, whoa. Whew, that really got to me. Ah, sorry, I’m feeling emotions coming up. Okay, I think we got them under control, but wow.
She is so powerful, I love her. I have a lot of thoughts about this. First of all, when she puts her makeup on, she looks beautiful. Of course she looks beautiful with and without makeup. But to see the comments of people being mean to her because of her makeup and saying it’s false (beep)ing advertising, that makes me outraged, people are not a burger.
They’re not a McDonald’s set of fries. She’s not a (beep)ing Happy Meal, she’s a person. The way that she presents herself to you is not advertising. She’s not to be purchased or used at your disposal.
The only way that statement would make sense is if you view women or people as objects, and if that’s the case, you need help. Go to therapy, fix your issues because that’s a (beep)ed up thing to say.
In the past, I’ve heard a few people say this and oh, I went off on them. They definitely wished they didn’t say that. I’ve never even thought any of these things, let alone justified typing them out and posting them.
How disgusting of a human being do you have to be to justify that? And I think it kind of goes back to the conversation around how toxic the internet can be. I don’t inherently view the internet as toxic.
And I don’t like it when people say, oh, the internet is toxic. The internet is a (beep)ed up place. No, the internet has amazing things, it’s the reason so much good happens around the world. It’s the reason why I have such an incredible connection with all of you guys, but wherever there is good, there will be bad and I think what blows my mind is just the extremity as to how bad and poorly people can behave, and I mean, yes, I won’t lie.
I have gotten comments like this, pretty much exactly the same or very similar, but you know, they don’t hit quite as deep because I already hate myself. So it’s not that big of a deal to me. But when I see people attacking other people with those statements, I’m like, um, no, this needs to stop.
I mean, how can you not feel bad for her? But I think this shows that the internet can be a ruthless place and it also opens up a topic I want to explore with you guys. Here, the videos over, let me just go back to the center.
I think this video shows that we definitely need to talk about acne positivity. It’s clear, at the time she was making this video, she was struggling with breakouts and acne, which is normal. Everyone goes through it, nothing wrong with it.
And yet when she took off her makeup, she was ridiculed for how disgusting her skin is. As if the people who are commenting have never once struggled with a pimple or breakout in their life. You must be either a God or alien, right? Yeah, bitch, that’s what I thought.
And I think one of the amazing things about this video is that she goes on to promote acne positivity, which is a messages I really feel I need to incorporate more into my channel and we need to talk about more in life.
Here on my channel, I’m always talking about skincare, that’s super important to me. I want to provide you with the best recommendations so that you can form your own perfect skincare routine. Now, there is a distinction: I never want you guys to strive for perfect skin.
A lot of you guys are very kind in the comments saying, oh my gosh, you have perfect skin, but that’s a lie. I don’t, I struggle with breakouts all the time. It’s a work in progress and the term perfect skin is kind of a false phenomenon in and of itself because it’s a constant and skin is not constant.
We will always struggle with different issues throughout our life with our skin, which means no one person can have, possess, or obtain perfect skin, because your skin’s always gonna be going through stuff.
Some days it’ll look great, some days it won’t and that’s normal. And while it’s very important to me to recommend products that help with acne, I never want my channel to come across discouraging or looking down on acne.
It’s something I’ve been thinking about recently. Am I doing the best I can to promote acne positivity? Now, first of all, what is acne positivity? Acne positivity is the culture that promotes looking at acne as normal, looking at it as okay, not viewing it as inherently bad, and still encouraging and promoting the beauty of people who do have acne.
Now, of course, I absolutely support this message. I think the acne positivity movement is amazing. And in addition to My Pale Skin, she’s obviously someone advocating for it, you have other creators like Cassandra Bankson who used to struggle with very severe cystic acne and is all about the acne positivity movement or My Face Story on Instagram.
I love her way that she promotes it as well. But I have noticed with my content and with myself, I’ve really highlighted the obsession with getting rid of acne. The amazing transformations, the before and after, people who used to have acne, people who don’t anymore, because I think those things are incredible.
But I have seen a lot of you guys commenting in my videos saying, I wish that would happen to me. I look ugly with my acne. My face will never look like that. Or even worse, people saying I wish my skin looked as good as yours.
I wish I had perfect skin like you. My skin will never look like your skin. And oh my God, that’s just like, gets me in the heart, which is why I want to talk more about acne positivity on my channel.
I think Em from My Pale Skin does an amazing job of sharing this within the video, that you’re beautiful without makeup and with makeup, bare skin and with a full-coverage beat. And even when someone has had an amazing before and after with their skin transformation, that in no way means that they were ugly before, that they weren’t beautiful before, that they didn’t look great before and that their skin wasn’t amazing before.
And I think for me, as I thought more about my content and seeing the way you guys interact with that, I definitely think that I need to commit to highlighting acne positivity more, and I need to get up more in my face when I struggle with it.
‘Cause you guys don’t even know I do not have perfect skin. Nope, nope, nope. No one does, it’s impossible to have perfect skin! And it’s interesting that even though this video came out five years ago, this is still a problem that I see today.
I see a lot of people in comment sections, still talking negatively about other people’s skin, across all platforms, and that’s not okay. And I think we need to normalize the conversation around acne, not be afraid to show our skin when it happens and accept it for what it is: totally fine.
I feel like I should show you guys a little bit more when I’m struggling with acne, get you an up close and personal session with my pores, introduce you to the blackheads and just overall contribute more to the conversation around acne positivity.
I think this video is incredible, so good, and highlights an issue that we still should be talking about, identifying, and correcting. I also want to hear you guys’ thoughts. Do you have suggestions for content that I can create talking more about acne positivity and normalizing when we get it.
Are their acne positivity creators that you want to see me support or wanna collaborate with? Em, if you are watching this, thank you for making this video. I think it’s so inspiring and seeing that 33 million people have seen it, I really think you’ve made a positive impact in the world.
And I’m so happy to see that you’re back, healthy and happy. What do you guys think of this video? Let me know in the comment section below, I’d love to know your kind and respectful thoughts. Did you tear up too, like I did? And also let me know what you guys want to see me react to next.
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