Doctor Urges Netizens To Stop Putting Maggi Cubes Into Their Anus For A Bigger & Rounder Butt

How to Get a Butt Like the Kardashians, According to Their Trainer
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Social media is a circus and its prevalence in modern society is beginning to warp its users’ body image.

With the saturation of BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) content made infamous by the Kardashians, many young men and women believe that that is the coveted body shape and that anything less is not worthy to be posted on the internet.

It all boils down to the power of social media and the fear of missing out which in turn can become deadly for some people.

Recently, @firstdoctorr on Twitter posted a thread, which has since gone viral, that urges the public to abstain from… putting Maggi into their anuses.

Yes, you read that right. Apparently, many people are inserting the stock cubes into their anus in hopes that it would make their butt larger and rounder.

While these tweets have been translated to Malay and localised, the practice is far more widespread than just our country.

In 2018, Vice released a documentary exploring why Congolese women have succumbed to this harmful practice.

It was so famous that there was even a song written about it called ‘Ntaba ya Bandundu’. Essentially the line in the song translates to, “You have already used eight from the ten you took from the kitchen, use the remaining two to season the beans”

The reason why this procedure is harmful to humans is because inserting that much salt into your anus can cause cracks in the lining. Once these cracks form, germs and the salt will seep into the bloodstream and cause complications.

The Danger of Beauty Standards in Society Today. | by | SOCI100WF19 | Medium
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Predominantly, women harm themselves in order to fit beauty standards that were essentially carved by the patriarchy.

From bleaching their skin to appear fair in fear of not landing a husband to starving and altering their bodies in drastic ways to achieve a certain body type, these standards have been prevalent for centuries.

While the media is doing its fair share in combating these standards, it seems like we have a long way to go for it to actually become engrained into society itself that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and everyone is beautiful in their own way.