Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tanning is still the new smoking

I called it last year, and stand by it: indoor tanning is on its way out. First, the whole Guido/Jersey Shore meme equated indoor tanning with being a douche. Then cancer authorities started a social marketing war against what they saw as an unhealthy practice. Then legislators got involved.

At this point, you might as well close up your tanning shop. The viral internet has cast final judgement on the orange look as an aesthetic - whether acquired from sun, bed or spray.

Trending this week:

Some new and highly-sharable video content from The Onion:


Some poor anonymous girl becomes the movement's poster child on BuzzFeed:

Via The Brain.

 Ouch. But at least she's among good company.

Or is she?

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