Parody Twitter Account Receives Backlash for Tweeting Men Like Women Who Wear Less Makeup

Parody Twitter Account Receives Backlash for Tweeting Men Like Women Who Wear Less Makeup

At first glance, the Twitter account Google Facts seems legitimate enough. However, it is a parody account, and — like the best ones — it produces clever social commentary in the form of parody "studies." On Tuesday, though, the account took some backlash for a fictitious study on women who wear less makeup, the full text reading: "Studies show that men like women who wear less makeup."

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The post, however, was not well-received by any of the account's 1 million-plus followers, nor the rest of the Twitterverse. In the process, it reignited an unnecessary question: Should women wear makeup, and how much? 

"When it comes to makeup, we are our own worst enemies, believing that the world wants to see us in a certain way when in actual fact we're fine the way we are," Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett wrote for the Guardian. "Why do women wear makeup? You could say it's a pinch of patriarchy, a dusting of sex, a smattering of fun and a whole, caked-on layer of misplaced insecurity."

Similarly, the answer — as social media bluntly put it — is who cares.