Why Are People In The UK Tweeting Out Photos Of Their One-Night Stands?
Social media has led to plenty ridiculous trends. Remember planking? Yeah, enough said. But, the latest Twitter trend coming out of the UK is actually pretty disturbing—and we hope it ceases to exist soon.
Recently, a guy by the name of Gaz, who stars on the UK reality TV show, Geordie Shore (guess which TV show helped inspire it?!), took to his Twitter account to ask how many of his followers were doing the “walk of shame” on that particular day. “How many people r doing the walk of shame hahahaha #wakeupwitharandom #awkwardtaxihome,” he tweeted. And, many of his followers immediately got with the program and started a new hashtag, #BedOfShame. Essentially, it involved taking a photo of a one-night stand while they were still sleeping and then putting it out on Twitter for the entire world to see. Talk about shame!
Soon after Gaz helped kickstart the trend, several UK publications, including The Sun, ran stories on it and called attention to the fact that #BedOfShame hashtag was on and popping. They even included some of the photos that people had taken. And, that led to Gaz taking down all the photos he had contributed to the cause and issuing an apology on his Twitter account.
“I’m truly sorry for my behaviour on Twitter,” he wrote. “I know I’ve let you down. I’ve deleted the photos and comments and please will you do the same.”
Unfortunately, we’re sure that not everyone followed his lead. In fact, a quick search of Twitter reveals that there are still some people out there—guys. in particular—posting pics of their one-night stands on the social networking site. And, a few websites have popped up featuring some scandalous photos from the #BedOfShame tweets. To that, we say, “Knock it off.” Some Twitter trends are innocent and harmless enough. But, this one is just downright disturbing. And, anyone who is still participating in it should be ashamed of themselves. C’mon, folks. #PutItToBed