The self-contempt of a TikTok teenager that other people see what the iPhone camera does when they look at it has struck a chord with social media users.
British student Ruby Blackman, 16, went to the video platform to explain how shocked she was that people turned the & # 39; upside down & # 39; see her face version – that is, the image that appears when you take your photo in iPhone selfie mode.
In the somewhat satirical clip, set to sad music, she said: & I've just discovered something; that every person who sees me every day sees this. It's just rude that nobody told me. Just … why wouldn't you tell me that this one is what you have to see? I just wouldn't leave the house & # 39 ;.
Shocked: the clip from TikTok user Ruby Blackman about the realization that people are reversed the & # 39; seeing her version of her face – contrary to what she sees above – went viral because it also seemed to shock others
In the short 18-second video, Ruby turns her face to illustrate her point.
When others heard this when the video spread on Twitter and Instagram, they seemed shocked.
"Here I think I am beautiful and people see the reversed version of my face," a person asked.
Someone joked that they have & # 39; serious problems with their self-confidence & # 39; because they discovered this themselves.
& # 39; The same. My nose is crooked as people see me while they are completely straight [in the] mirror, & echo an individual.
& # 39; It's the same, I look like I have a stroke, & # 39; another said.
& # 39; It's funny that many people knew nothing about this. If you look in a mirror, it is a reflection! No point of view. Take a photo and turn it around, and this is what you really look like, & said an Instagram user when the video found its way to a popular meme page.
Reverse side: to prove her point, Ruby turned her reflection halfway through the video from what she sees, left, to the opposite view, right, and joked with viewers: & # 39; Why wouldn't you tell me that? & # 39;
Difference: the only major difference when Ruby switched between her reflection on the left, to the & # 39; inverted & # 39; version, right, seemed to be that her hair was tucked away behind the other ear
On TikTok, where Ruby has a popular account, the video has been viewed 185,000 times.
And on Twitter, the video collected more than 76,000 likes when it was shared by another British teenager.
Among the thousands of responses, internet users tag their friends with the question: & # 39; Why didn't you tell me this? & # 39;
Many people pointed out that the difference the viewer sees in Ruby is so minimal.
& # 39; I feel this too, but notice how she doesn't look different with us. We only notice it to ourselves … but I still emphasize it, & a person said.
& # 39; Yes, you feel it more when it is you. But for others it looks normal. Weird, & # 39; added another.
Comments: Thousands of teenagers weighed their own thoughts about Ruby's disclosure that others see your face the way the iPhone camera does
Photographer Kim Ayres explained The observer that & # 39; 90 percent of people will say they hate taking their photo & # 39; because they are used to seeing their faces & # 39; as it appears in the mirror.
He wrote: & # 39; We have spent our lives seeing our faces in the mirror, and we have become used to seeing our faces like this. So if we reverse that image, it doesn't look right. & # 39;
Star: Ruby, pictured, has collected 67,000 followers on TikTok thanks to her videos about makeup study
Kim continued: & # 39; No one has a perfectly symmetrical face. Most people separate their hair on one side instead of the other. Most people have one eye slightly larger than the other. Most people have a more curved eyebrow and a right or pointed one.
& # 39; Most people smile slightly more from one side of their mouth than the other. Most people have a mole, scar or facial expression on one side and not on the other. And so it goes on. & # 39;
& # 39; So if your nose goes two millimeters to the left, then your image looks the other way around, four millimeters to the right where you expect it to be, & # 39; he continued.
& # 39; If you add all these things together, if you see your face in the opposite direction to what you expect, it is you, but not you.
& # 39; And that makes you feel uncomfortable; because most of us are more familiar with what is known & # 39 ;, he concludes.
The fact that most people are uncomfortable & # 39; with the reflection of the inverted image & # 39; seemed clear in the responses to Ruby's video.
& # 39; That's why I hate my life, & # 39; deadpanned a female social media user.
& # 39; Literally where all my uncertainties come from, & # 39; another said.
& # 39; I will never go outside again & # 39 ;, another user added.
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