30 Sep '16, 6am

[Mothership] Some minorities feel definition of beauty in S’pore is too narrow, post selfies to combat bias https://t.co/elQPCyPXCY

There has been a recent hashtag trending on Twitter called #Singapurabeauty. As the name might suggest, the hashtag is meant to celebrate all things beautiful about Singapura. The first such mention of the hashtag seems to be in this tweet. That tweet also seems to serve as the foundations of this particular trend, where focus is placed on Singapore beauty that might be underrepresented. While no one incident can lay claim to be the impetus of this trend, one recent tweet in particular seems to capture the spirit of this entire thing. Namely, the over-representation of certain races in the conversation of what constitutes beauty. Soon, people from a whole spectrum of races had started posting under the hashtag. There were Malays Indians Eurasians But the most liked pictures unfortunately came from a rather over-represented group on the Internet. Cats Beauty is all around W...

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