“Sunburn Art” Is The Next Stupid Internet Trend
Getting sunburned was never something people actually tried to do until about 10 seconds ago. Thanks, Twitter.
Hundreds of idiots have adopted this new craze, because skin cancer is apparently fashionable in 2015.
In a fad dubbed #sunburnart, individuals apply sunblock to selective areas of their bodies to create patterned tan lines, and then they share their stenciled and sunned skin on social media. [People]
According to the Centers for Disease Control, skin cancer--or melanoma--is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. Here are the most recent statistics:
- 65,647 people in the United States were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin
- 9,128 people in the United States died from melanomas of the skin
I don't know where people come up with these stupid ideas, but if you can GET CANCER FROM IT, it's probably not worth trying. Just put on your SPF 30 and enjoy summer like a normal person :-)