We Need To Stop the Hate Trend

Jenna Bloom ‘21

Recently, there has been a stereotype circulating around the internet about VSCO girls. According to Dictionary.com, a VSCO girl is “a term, generally used as an insult, for a young, usually white woman who wears scrunchies and Birkenstock sandals, drinking out of Hydro Flask reusable water canisters, saying sksksk and I oop, and generally seeking attention online.” The idea is that they are basic, eco-friendly, and care very strongly about their online presence. This past summer, the idea of a “VSCO girl” blew up on various social media sites, but most importantly, TikTok. It has come to a point where everyone knows, or has some idea what a “VSCO girl” is.
Society has enough problems already; it’s time to stop making fun of people for what they like, and just let everyone live. Before this, there was a trend of hating on “basic white girls” who drank Starbucks and wore Uggs. It has come to the point where teenage girls can’t do anything without being made fun of or considered basic. At the end of the day, it doesn’t hurt anyone to wear a scrunchie or own a hydro flask, so it’s time to stop making teenage girls feel guilty for liking what they like.