-By Soraya Joseph
Change clothes and go!
We’ve barely recovered from the Internet phenom that was the #MannequinChallenge and now, we’re on to the next. Recently social media was taken ablaze with its latest challenge, the #SwitchItUpChallenge. The couples-themed game is somewhat of a gender-bender, and requires partners to swap outfits, and take a side-by-side pic of the before and after:
However, what started off as fun and games, quickly turned into a conversation of sexual orientation, gender-bending and a question on masculinity, as fans (and non-fans) alike took to their Twitters & IG to express their disregard:
— Nathan Allen Pirtle (@workwthecoach) December 19, 2016
Nah please tell me this #switchitupchallenge ain't a real thing. Tell me I fell asleep & just woke up in the twilight zone
— Avon Bronxdale (@WavyCorleone) December 20, 2016
Any male that participates in the #switchitupchallenge has kicked down the closet door.
— T'Challa (@Sable_Soul) December 20, 2016
For the millionth time ignorant people, wearing a woman's outfit for a photo does not make you gay. #switchitupchallenge
— Carma (@Carma_queen) December 20, 2016
— east atlanta santa (@itsblessingg) December 20, 2016
People hate to see others have fun apparently, stop being so serious. #switchitupchallenge
— Angel (@MsReptarMarie) December 20, 2016
Yikes! Who would’ve thought going from jeans to a dress would cause this much mess?
In the meantime, check out Miles and Milan, Love & Hip Hop’s first gay couple, speak on the reality of being gay in the hip hop industry.