Why You Should #CompareYourselfToACheesecake2016 [Video]


One young girl’s encounter with a social media troll has transformed into women all around the world coming together to show their support. And it has everything to do with a certain baked good.

Just a few days ago, 18-year-old Kerione tweeted a photo of her in her red and white prom dress. Quickly after, a person left a comment comparing her to a strawberry cheesecake. The photo quickly went viral and thousands came to Kerione’s defense and #CompareYourselfToACheesecake2016 was born.

The #CompareYourselfToACheesecake2016 trend is made up of women sharing selfies of themselves with a picture of the type of cheesecake they think they resemble. It is strange, but once you look at the pictures, it kind of makes sense.

#CompareYourselfToACheesecake2016

The hashtag may be silly, but some social media users say it is helping them cope with online harrassment and bullying, which has become a huge problem recently.

#CompareYourselfToACheesecake2016

Not everyone thought they resembled a cheesecake…

#CompareYourselfToACheesecake

Photos of cheesecakes, cakes and other desserts are flooding Twitter and one user put it best.

‘I mean… what else should we use social media for?’

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