A lot of things about the world have changed in the past 20 years, but Christina Aguilera still think you’re beautiful, no matter what social media sometimes tell us.
The singer has now released an updated version of her Beautiful music videos specifically target the messages that are often conveyed through social networks that have a negative impact on our body image and mental health.
The female singer released a clip to mark the 20th anniversary of the album’s release 2002 Stripping as well as World Mental Health Day on October 19, encouraging her followers to “Take your space, log out, put your mind, body and soul first”.
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“Original Beautiful the video was set out to bring awareness and a sense of compassion in the face of criticism,” she wrote of the new video.
“It still carries an important message to remember our core values outside of what is being offered to us … to find a sense of balance and to accept ourselves for who we are. .”
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Indeed, the new video has a similarly powerful effect, with scenes of youth and children scrambling with a barrage of negative messages about their bodies and image.
In one unsettling scene, young girls are shown with their faces marked as if they’re preparing for plastic surgery, ultimately choosing to wipe their tracks off and play outside.
The video ends with a clear message: “In the past 20 years, since Stripping First released, social media has changed our relationship with our bodies and in turn, our mental health.
“Research shows that time spent on social networking sites is associated with problems with body image, self-harm and disordered eating in children and adolescents. This needs to be done. change.”
A link is then provided to Aguilera’s website, which has a list of mental health resources.
If you or anyone you know needs immediate assistance, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or via life.org.au. In the event of an emergency, call 000.
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