First it was hot dog legs, now it’s the bikini bridge, where fit woman show their bikini bottoms suspended between their hop bones, causing space between their bikini and lower abdomen. The hashtag #bikinibridge started on Twitter and Tumblr in the recent days. It is supposed to be a source of inspiration for those who are looking to lose weight, but the trend has been pointed out to be a giant hoax generated from the popular 4chan website.
First, members were to produce and circulate images of the so-called Bikini Bridge, along with some quasi-inspirational, but actually indicting words.
“Create propaganda parading the ‘bikini bridge’ to be the next big thing (pic related — that read “If you have time to complain, you have time to train,” or “Getting a smoother tan line from your bikini bridge”). Circulate it throughout the internet. Simultaneously, we create reverse propaganda, denouncing the bikini bridge as an unhealthy obsession. This, too, we circulate throughout the internet.”
After the trend saturated social media, 4chan then intends to tighten the focus to shame the overweight.
“After a fair amount of circulation has been accomplished,” the user wrote, “we circulate the images throughout parts of the internet known to be biased on the subject of weight (i.e. thin privilege, fat shaming, etc.).
All of this seems pretty deep to me. I searched bikini bridge and the first website that showed up was The Chive, and the post dated back to 2012, so I don’t see how it was 4chan who started the bikini bridge trend…