Bikini Bridge latest beauty fad turns out to be a hoax
Last year’s thigh gap craze/obsession by teenage girls – and not only – who wanted to emulate the models they saw on the runway and in magazines spread through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr like wildfire which led to a rising demand for procedures like lipoglaze to obtain the look, has now be supplanted by the 'Bikini bridge.'
The term 'Bikini bridge’ has been around since 2009 and is described by the Urban Dictionary as “when bikini bottoms are suspended between the two hip bones, causing a space between the bikini and the lower abdomen".
The Bikini bridge craze went viral in just a matter of days with selfies posted on social media sites and tweeted with #bikinibridge and #bikinibridge2014, and the fad started receiving attention by mainstream media sites.
A few tried calling it the latest beauty craze, even suggesting that bikini bridge was obtainable, others denounced it as another latest thinspo, body-shaming imagery.
What you have to know is that the Bikini Bridge trend has been outed as a hoax, created ad hoc by bored Internet trolls on 4chan, an image-based message board to hijack the social media conversation.
According to Daily Dot, a sub-forum by the name of /b/ launched the campaign spamming the social media with bikini bridge images with the intent of getting people talking about the subject as the next big thing in beauty while simultaneously making others angry and worried about another fad that preys on the personal and vulnerable issues of body image.
The meme has worked so well that now everyone knows about Bikini bridge, but we suggest that you don’t fuel the frenzy , don't share any images on social media sites tooting the bikini bridge, spread the word that it is a hoax and then just simply ignore it, because it will die out, that is until the next time that someone decides to punk the public.