Have you ever noticed that beautiful people can sort of get away with everything? Think about it for a second: when pretty people screw up, they’re normally fine. I mean, to be fair, if Harry Styles did something super messed up, I wouldn’t even care, because he’s Harry freakin’ Styles. If he tweeted something that didn’t make sense, I’d be like, “Ugh,” but then I’d be like, “I mean, whatever.” But if somebody not as beautiful and not as British were to, say, tweet the same thing, I would probably be like, “WTF?” Don’t lie: you’d most likely do the same thing. It sucks that we base so much of what we think on looks, but it does happen.
There are a lot of things that are more socially acceptable if you are conventionally attractive. By that I mean someone with “perfect” hair and a “perfect” body, flawless skin and a great smile. I recently came across a Reddit thread about the same subject. Reading it made me pretty mad, because a lot of these things are unfortunately true. We tend to judge everybody by how they look instead of by their personality. It DOES make sense, since an appearance is the first things you notice about someone, but it’s just pretty crappy that a lot of people don’t look beyond that. If you want to get pissed off too, take a look at these things you can really only do when you are considered “beautiful.”
Insult YourselfGoatsaretasty said, "Say you're ugly. If you're actually ugly you just end up making everyone uncomfortable. If you're beautiful people tend to fall all over themselves trying to reassure you that you're beautiful." We all have that one friend who ALWAYS talks about how unattractive she is, right? But, when unattractive people do it, it's just awkward and nobody corrects them. It sucks, but it does happen. Image Source: iStock
Bother PeopleJohnnyonnaspot said, "Bother people who are reading. After years of sitting in coffee shops reading, I realized I was curt with anyone who tried to engage me in conversation, unless they were an attractive girl." Bothering others is annoying, but if the person bothering you is hot, is it actually annoying? This user makes a pretty good point. Image Source: iStock
Commit A CrimeDr_Yoru said, "Be a criminal sometimes! I remember when that 'beautiful convict' guy was floating around the internet for a while." Remember the "hot criminal" who is now a model? Yep, that's "pretty privilege" that ensures you won't really be in trouble if you're ~beautiful~. Image Source: iStock
FartTheCouchStream said, "This super hot girl farted once in my high school class. People thought it was hilarious and some of the football players hugged her and thought it was awesome. Later that year in English Class an overweight girl let a ripper go and was mocked and ridiculed and was told she was disgusting." OMG, this is wild. I've never thought about it, but this sort of makes sense. If somebody unattractive farts, they are gross, but if someone is hot it's totally normal. WTF? Bodies do things like this no matter if you are pretty or not! Image Source: iStock
Pretend To Be Smarter Than You AreOkem said, "People are psychologically more inclined to believe someone good looking is skillfull at whatever they're claiming to good at, despite no evidence. In fact there's something called the 'halo effect' that says along with beauty come all sorts of other positive characteristics. We have a tendency to think beautiful people are funnier, more friendly, more intelligent, more exciting, in possession of better social skills, are sexually warmer, are more interesting, poised and even more independent." I mean, you would totally believe anything an attractive person says, right? If Leonardo DiCaprio came up to me and said the world was flat, I would probably believe him. Whoops. Image Source: iStock
Be Weird In GeneralSocialist7 said, "Be weird.. People will tolerate a great deal of weirdness, strangeness and psycho behaviour from an attractive person, whereas these traits would be unforgivable in an ugly person.. There was a social experiment conducted where a catfish profile of a beautiful blonde was created. When guys talked to her the catfishers responded with the most weird, bizarre, off-the-wall, creepy answers but guys still kept pursuing. People will tolerate a lot of weirdness if it comes alongside hotness." This is sort of like the idea of a "quirky/hot" girl that is always on TV. Because they are tall and skinny, their weirdness is fine. If they are ugly, their weirdness is annoying. Image Source: iStock
Be An IntrovertRunarnar said, "Be quiet/introverted.If you're attractive, then you're cute or sweet or reserved. If you're ugly, then you're awkward or creepy or have no life." If you're attractive and quiet, it's so mysterious, right? But if you're ugly and quiet, then you *must* be a loser. Ugh. Image Source: iStock
Pursue Your CrushWindburner said, "Be persistent in pursuit of your crush. At least in movies, anyways." YES. This always happens in TV shows. The weird geek only gets the crush when they take of their glasses and suddenly become super hot. Image Source: iStock
Get A Job-Politik- said, "I'm a recruiter so I can speak from experience when saying that if you're young and good looking you will have a much better chance at getting the job- regardless of experience." Well,this sucks. You would think that companies hired based on a resume, but they might not. Honestly, this DOES happen. Image Source: iStock
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