Is Rib Cage Bragging the Newest Celebrity Trend?

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Are your favorite celebrities going too far this time by rib cage bragging?

Remember last year when everyone just had to have a thigh gap? This year the newest celebrity trend on Instagram that all are crazy for is “ribcage bragging”!

That’s right, ICYDK, ribcage bragging means you not only have to be super skinny, but also have to show a protruding ribcage! This is a trending, yet disturbing, look that celebs and social media stars are just dying to show you. In fact just about anybody who is anybody is doing it: Bella and Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowsky, Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Beckinsdale and even Britney Spears are boasting rib cages that jut out of their torsos.

If you think this is not influencing young women, think again. Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowsky each have more than 12 million followers on their Instagram accounts. And that’s a lot of women in their early 20’s that aspire to look just like them. Just when you thought the curvy figure of Amber Rose, Blac Chyna and J Lo was in, the super skinny body makes a comeback.

And last year when the thigh gap was so popular, young women believed that you just had to have a space between your upper thighs. Clearly, not everyone naturally has this. But girls were actually measuring the distance between their thighs with the belief that the bigger the gap, the better you were doing.

Now, are young women going to measure their success by how far their ribs will stick out? Or by how closely they can mimic their favorite Instagram celebs no matter what they do or what they look like?

Do you like ribcage bragging? Or do you think it is communicating the wrong message to young women about their bodies?




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