westernlass Registered User
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I just a snap that makes me very nervous from a blogger saying have a baby is easy and you should go for it. It makes me uncomfortable on account of the amount of young girls watching who are easily influenced.

Then I was thinking about weight loss and other advice and there's topics I personally think shouldn't be used for a blog as need expertise to explain how they work. Medical advice which I have seen bloggers talk about, weight loss is a big one. I see so many bloggers who don't know about a balanced diet. Over exercising is another one.

I'm not talking about the specific bloggers but more an industry wide issue. Does anyone else see this as an issue?

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dolly16 Registered User
#2

I saw those baby snaps yesterday from Grace and genuinely feel it's something she shouldn't be saying. Go on, have a baby... all the gullible teens that follow her. She has no cop on.

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westernlass Registered User
#3

I think if it's a nurse talking about skincare it's different but there's a lot who talk about products that don't understand what they are saying too. I know the more into the cosmetology range you go the more you need expert advice. I love the skin nerd and have realized how much bad advice has been given by others from listening to her. She is trained and I trust her because of that

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Mrsmightymouse Registered User
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I saw those snaps this morning too and I felt so uncomfortable watching them. I definitely think it was not a thought out reply and wonder does she realise the majority of her followers are young impressionable girls. Having a baby is not easy, I have two, my first was also an easy child but it is not something I would blithely recommend to someone over Snapchat!

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meeeeh Registered User
#7

I think baby/child snaps should not happen. It is serious intrusion into child's privacy. That being said if someone has a child because blogger said so, I wouldn't blame blogger but sheer stupidity of the follower. That is not being impressionable but being dumb beyond help.

As for other topics that should be avoided - any alternative health claims, detoxing advice, alternative medication helth claims, vaccination claims and similar nonsense.

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anna080 Registered User
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Actually cannot believe she told the follower to go for it. She actually said "how amazing is that", eh no how troubling and worrying is that that this is what society has come to. Person watches Grace and her baby on Snapchat and decides she wants a baby too. She prob has no idea how old this girl is, her financial situation etc.. Such an idiotic thing to say.

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ratmouse Registered User
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The leading fashion /beauty bloggers should not, in my opinion, be giving advice to young, impressionable teenagers about loving themselves and their bodies and being happy with who they are and what they have looks and body wise. This is completely futile advice coming from these bloggers where the bloggers themselves have, quite obviously, had surgical and invasive work done to their own bodies and often have not declared it. It's not being honest with the young followers and actually goes against the advice they are giving to be happy with your body when they themselves obviously aren't happy and made changes.

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GingerLily Registered User
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I feel most sorry for any new mom's struggling watching a SC like that and feeling like a failure, not all women have it easy when it comes to motherhood, PND is only part of it "(

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westernlass Registered User
#11

I actually hate when bloggers apologise for not having make up on.  It's a big thing for me as it said out a message that you should apologise when in fact make up is not a necessity in society and totally a choice.  Also apologising for using filters to look better

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meeeeh Registered User
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GingerLily said:
I feel most sorry for any new mom's struggling watching a SC like that and feeling like a failure, not all women have it easy when it comes to motherhood, PND is only part of it "(


But that's the same without bloggers. From Beyonce to newspapers to ads to movies. I think there are ethical questions around certain things (again constant snapping of kids) but you can't expect people just avoiding saying anything so someone somewhere wouldn't be offended or hurt, wouldn't feel too skinny, too fat, ugly, unpopular and so on. That's life.

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Ray37 Registered User
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I've seen a lot of them flogging vitamins, doesn't sit well with me at all. Also the inundation of snaps of their kids/family members, not only is it super invasive, I find it so boring and really don't care to hear all the baby talk.

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westernlass Registered User
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Yes vitamins can be a strange one as it's in medical area. I don't see anyone saying I make this smoothie and find X Y and Z vegetables /fruit good for getting certain vitamins too.

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Lindy97 Registered User
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Vitamins, detox products, supplements and even specialist skincare would be thing's that spring to mind.

Its beyond irresponsible for a blogger to tell someone they dont know or all their followers (and therefore dont know their personal circumstances) to go ahead and have a baby as its so easy. Even as a lighthearted conversation its ridiculous and stupid and she should know better. Even the most positive experiences are hard work not to mention the fact pregnancy and childbirth take a serious toll on your body and carry risks.

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