As we all know, October is breast cancer awareness month and Facebook is at the center of attention again with a status update meme beginning to take shape. Many of Facebook’s female users are updating their statuses with the following message: “I Like It ________”. The ambiguous confession is supposed to reference where one puts their handbag when not in use, but as you can see in the image above, it might be raising more alarm bells than cancer awareness!
A similar ‘viral status update‘ did the rounds this time last year where girls would post the colour of the bra they were wearing. Last year’s campaign made more sense to me, as it seemed to be more relevant to breast cancer, but this year’s edition seems to be just as popular.
Like last year, there is no indication of who started the trend and all official breast cancer organisations have denied involvement. I feel that if it was made more relevant to breast cancer then it might make an even bigger impact than last year. Ultimately, the “I Like It” meme is doing less to raise breast cancer awareness, and more to evoke quite obvious sexual connotations. What are your thoughts? Is this just another silly Facebook meme or is there a positive message behind it?
[Story first reported and Image Credit from AllFacebook.com]