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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# Body Image
Those viral no make-up selfies aren't what they seem
Have a quick check before you share.

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WOMEN ARE SHARING no make-up selfies after Facebook posts written by Kate Winslet and Scarlett Johansson went insanely viral.

Last week, Winslet shared a barefaced selfie and wrote about not letting get the “haters” get her down.

Today, I want to put up a zero makeup photo. I know I have wrinkles on my skin but today i want you to see beyond that. I want to embrace the real me and I want you to embrace who you are, the way you are, and love yourself just the way you are. Share the message everywhere and let it reach the haters and let them know that you don’t give a damn about the negatives and you chose not to be a victim to those bullies who make fun of others based on appearances, race, gender, etc.

Johansson followed her lead and told fans that they need to learn to love themselves.

You should be care free. Love the real you. The way you are so that even if you are without makeup, you can look into the mirror and with a big smile embrace your imperfections. Just imagine if you don’t even love yourself how do you expect anyone to love you.

The posts have received hundreds of thousands of likes and shares. Countless women have been inspired to share no make-up selfies in the comments underneath.

Media outlets like Huffington PostBustle and The Mirror even shared the messages.

The only problem?

Neither Winslet nor Johansson wrote the posts. They’re both fake accounts.

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The pages were originally titled “Kate Winslet” and “Scarlett Johansson” hence why so many fans were fooled into believing they were legit.

Both posts used photos from an old Vanity Fair shoot and quotes falsely attributed to the actresses.

A few telltale signs that they’re not the real deal?

For one thing, we don’t think that Kate Winslet would use an official social media account to talk about Kylie Jenner’s appearance.

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Nor do we think either actress would use her clout to drive likes to a Facebook page devoted to sharing viral content about dogs.



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The lesson here? Always look for that blue tick, y’all.

Written by Amy O’Connor and originally published on

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