No Money, No Makeup Selfie

Over the last few weeks, a social campaign called ‘no makeup selfie’ has spread like the cancer it’s trying to cure, and as of 22 March 2014, has raised £2m, which is absolutely lovely. However, there has also been a wave of self-involved pricks, who want to take advantage of this trend and find yet another excuse to stick their clammy dead-eyed mugs online without giving a single penny to Cancer Research.

The issue is people are fucking indolent, but like to portray a better version of themselves by doing these empty acts of kindness.

Therefore – so I have a leg to stand on – below is my donation for the sum of £5.00.

cancer letter

Yeah, it’s not the largest amount ever recorded, but now I’ve done more to aid the research and development for a cure than 90% of the ‘no makeup selfie’ twats. This is the problem I have with the vast majority of these social media awareness campaigns. A lot of the time people – for example – merely change their profile picture to some bloody cartoon character to promote awareness for Child Abuse, but that isn’t going to stop a kid’s parent – or whomever – from beating them black and fucking blue. People like to believe they’re part of something bigger than themselves, and their acts of essentially nothing is going to somehow help the cause. Wrong.

The issue is people are fucking indolent, but like to portray a better version of themselves by doing these empty acts of kindness. You want to stop Child Abuse? Donate some fucking money or volunteer your time. You want to rid the world of cancer? Either study incredibly hard at school, college and various universities and dedicate your life to finding an answer; or just do a charity run or something.

Quickly, something rather pedantic that pisses me off, is the number of girls posting their ‘no make-up selfie’ pictures when they are wearing make-up! Completely spitting in the face of the whole fucking cause.

nomakeup gif

OMG! #NOMAKEUPSELF!

The worst ‘no make-up selfie’ picture I saw was posted by this bloke who wrote something to this effect:

“Before anyone has a go at me, my mum is in [some country] promoting cancer awareness. #nomakeupselfie”.

So, all that statement tells me is this guy’s mother is actually working to spread information about cancer and all he’s fucking doing is taking a damn picture. I could take a ‘no makeup selfie’ and say:

“Before anyone has a go at me, people I don’t know are working 40 hour weeks to find a cure for cancer. #nomakeupselfie”.

These selfish, vanity-stricken arseholes who – apparently – will only donate their money if they can get full recognition for it or aren’t donating at all, are the disease that kills these campaigns.

What made the whole ordeal worse was people were congratulating him for ‘his efforts’. He did fuck all. He just took a picture of himself like the other millions of pricks have, but added a statement about his mum’s job.

Fuck you, guy.

The other bloody problem I have is do we really need more cancer awareness? No. Yes, the £2m raised is fantastic, but cancer isn’t a disease that needs more publicity. You very rarely see someone ask what cancer is. You know what does need awareness? Nodding disease.

Nodding disease is a mental and physical disabling disease that only affects children normally between the ages of 5 and 15. Although the number of cases is not even close to the number of cancer victims, that’s not my argument. I’m not arguing the number of cases or fatalities, my dispute is that cancer is already well-known, and if we need awareness campaigns, it should be for little-known diseases. You know, so the general public are aware.

Bottom line: These selfish, vanity-stricken arseholes who – apparently – will only donate their money if they can get full recognition for it or aren’t donating at all, are the disease that kills these campaigns.  As I’ve said two million times, £2m is a lot of money, but I can guaranty that if every single person who posted a ‘no makeup selfie’ picture donated, a hell of a lot more money would have been raised.

 

Tom Hunt
Tom Hunt
Tom has written damning articles for various websites and now writes here. Interesting right?