What’s up with this hand over face pose? Is this a trend I’ve missed out on? Help
All the kids are doing it apparently
Every day there’s a new wonderful thing on the information super highway. Yesterday, my favourite thing online were these pictures from Kent’s iconic Epic U18’s nightclub. They include this pose.
Found an under 18 nightclub page on Facebook and am actually in tears at the photographs pic.twitter.com/LmK6QAKY5c
— Anna Greaves (@Annagreavesx) February 15, 2017
Maybe these spritely pre-teens are onto something. Maybe – a theory – this is a bastardization of the thirst traps we all know and love as adults. Like the half face selfie and the dog filter, these girls are embracing mystery.
— Keets (@nikita_h14) February 15, 2017
What's with this hand over face pose? Am I late to another craze? Is this the new dab? https://t.co/l45T1LxGJN
— Mark Sweeney (@sween93) February 16, 2017
I really just dont get what that "hand over the face" pose is about https://t.co/GurJTsqGcH
— Ben (@benwilky99) February 16, 2017
Thank god when I was 13 the in pose was sticking your tongue out & peace signs & not this hand over face bollocks 😂😂😂
— Nicole (@_NicoleHClarke) February 15, 2017
Maybe they know already that nobody really has an attractive nose and sometimes it’s hard to make your smile not-awkward in a pic, and so they’ve gone one further, they’ve covered the entire face. Maybe they know that it’s damn hard to show off your rings and your nail polish in selfies. Maybe it isn’t that much crazier than that chin covering ‘Hepburn’ pose that’s constantly all over your Instagram. Maybe it’s the best way to show off the Tyra Banks smize.
"Hand-over-face" instagram pose goals pic.twitter.com/pBRhLET8iT
— JAG (@jarredBRUHBRUH) November 6, 2016
I don’t get it, obviously, but there’s no reason to hate on them because of it. I posed so much worse than this in pictures when I was like, 12. I’m not going to post any here, obviously, but they were pretty bad. There’s albums full of photos of me throwing up a peace sign (even to this day), or literally waving or doing that pose where you all put your school shoes together in a star.
Girls who still pose for a photo with their hand over their face pic.twitter.com/ZIKx9e8tHO
— Alex King (@AlexKing__92) June 25, 2016
Is this "hand-over-the-face" the new pose now bc honestly it brings out the smile in every person doing it 👍
— andrea (@andreaibayanx) September 30, 2016
Compared to that, of course these aren’t actually that bad. But I am angry that I’ve missed out on the most important female photo pose since the Grace Face. The world is changing around me and I’m frightened.