“Good thing she’s my girl and not yours.”
Back in April, Twitter user @MattyLohmann tweeted two photographs of the same young woman side by side with L’insostenibile the caption “This is confusing.”
The photographs spread spread quickly, being www.chicagobearsjerseyspop.com retweeted over 2,000 times.
The tweet caught a lot of people’s attention, with some quickly jumping to defend the woman in the photograph. “Women wear makeup for themselves, not bc they feel the need to appeal to boys,” someone tweeted in reply.
The individual pictured, Elizabeth Israel, ended up spotting the photo after her friends began tagging her in it. The 18-year-old tweeted her own response.
Lohmann responded by assuring Israel he was not shaming her and only intended to “make a point” about how dramatically makeup can alter a person’s appearance.
But things escalated last week when Israel’s girlfriend, Dani, spotted the tweet and jumped into the conversation with this.
Dani’s response received a standing ovation from followers. It’s been retweeted over 23,000 times, surpassing the original controversial tweet itself.
A lot of people also wanted to know if Israel had a YouTube makeup tutorial channel so they could learn her magical ways.
Lohmann later reacted to the response on Twitter, writing, “I know the difference between make up and no make up…or I wouldn’t have made the tweet lol.”
Israel told BuzzFeed News this was not the first time people on the internet had compared her appearance with and without makeup. “I wasn’t fazed by it,” she said.
“Hatred, immaturity, and jealousy are a few reasons why I think people bash others for wearing makeup,” Israel added.