There is no dearth of absolutely vacuous trends on the Internet
Now, a new social media trend called "A4 Waist" has started going viral and it seems it's designed to make women hate their bodies
The challenge requires women to take photos of themselves with a piece of A4 paper in front of their waists to prove that their waistlines are narrower than the width of the paper's size: 8 inches!
Already a trending topic on Weibo, the one-month-old challenge, with millions of photos posted under the hashtag #A4Waist, has garnered more than 40,000 commenters there
However, commentators have been quick to slam those involved in the challenge for promoting unrealistic body expectations
of course Asia would come up with another stupid 'skinny' trend...WTF is with girls comparing their waist to a freaking A4 paper =__=— Ann L. (@annsta) March 17, 2016
An angry Twitter user said: “So are they insinuating smaller is better? Not cool to offend the girls who don’t measure up in this matter.”
Another commenter remarked: “A4 paper waist challenge? Total rubbish”, before joking that they wanted to turn the sheet of paper sideways.
Thankfully, not all social media users are taking the challenge so seriously.
Mocking it on Weibo, a user named Joe Wong has posted a selfie of himself covering his face with an A4 paper with a caption saying: "I have A4 face."