Lookism

Erith Won, Reporter

Warning: Lots and lots of cheesy stuff below

Lookism. Maybe you’ve heard of the term. And no, sadly I’m not talking about the webtoon, although you should try it sometime. I’m talking about the actual word. In case you don’t know, it means treating someone unfairly because of their looks, and I’m sure all of us have done that before in our lives. In the end, we’re all human.

A little while ago, I was listening to the radio, and one of Post Malone’s songs came up. I noticed that there were a lot of curse words in it, and remembered seeing him on TV at an awards show once. I recalled thinking about how he had a lot of tattoos, and then I had thought, ‘Ah, it makes sense that his song has bad words in it, since he has a lot of tattoos’. I instantly regretted it. Just because someone has tattoos, it obviously doesn’t make them a bad person or someone who cusses a lot or is violent. I’m sure a lot of people are biased about things like tattoos, piercings, clothes, and just looks in general, but it isn’t an excuse to do so.

In a relationship, some people think that looks are important. But I find it on the contrary. At first glance, of course, you can’t help but judge them just a little bit based off their looks, especially if you don’t know anything about them. But, as you get to know the person more,  you’ll either like them more or like them less. For me, at least, the more I get to know the better side of people, the more beautiful they seem.

Now obviously, for jobs like modeling, looks may be important. But, in the end, if you don’t have a good personality and are difficult to work with, it’ll be hard to get a job that you really want.

I honestly don’t have anything more to say than keep your head up. Be happy and don’t lie to yourself. Love yourself before loving someone else. No pretending to be someone else. Every single person is beautiful, as long as they can see themselves for what they are on the inside.