Seems everyone has an opinion on the all level record breaking Dove ad video ‘You are more beautiful than you think'. I am curious what’s yours?
If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s a short video of a social experiment of how women see themselves. The video itself shows a forensic sketch artist asked to draw a series of women based only on their description. Since he doesn’t actually see the women, he asks them a series of questions about their features (chin shape, eye colour, skin type...). After he finishes the first sketch, he then draws another one of the same woman, only this time based on how someone else describes her. In the end all the women are faced with both sketches side by side and it's obvious how different they are. The women seem to look much more beautiful on the second sketch (the one described by a stranger).
Well, some said that the video made them feel uncomfortable or angry. (There is even a parody of it). Some felt that it hit the spot and women need to take a step back and stop being so critical of themselves. Others applauded Dove for being bold and showing how women really feel about themselves nowadays, and there were those who felt that the whole thing was staged and manipulated by the marketing giant that is Dove. And lastly there were those who just watched it for what it was without judgment or preconceived ideas and even shed a tear or two.
How did you feel watching the video? Did it make you cry, angry, sad, thoughtful, happy or it didn't do anything for you? xo
P.S: Our perfections!
P.P.S: Me time fix.
(Photos via Now and Than)