The US State Department has suggested that Americans be aware of the influence their attractiveness has on whether they get robbed or not when abroad.
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The department’s Twitter account shared the advice with its 500,000+ followers this week in hopes of catching any Spring Break students who were planning to travel overseas.
It’s basically telling Americans that they’re not as good-looking as they think they are and not to be flattered by any foreign locals:
They deleted the Tweet following the backlash:
“Do Americans gag when they see your face? Then Europeans will too. You’re hopeless”
The US State Department https://t.co/DgfcWhcUO7
— Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) March 30, 2016
"You're not any less ugly because you're in Cancun." -The US State Department https://t.co/Dtpf9hxu3m
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) March 30, 2016
YOU AIN'T GOT NO ALIBI,
US State Department pic.twitter.com/4pdGSobhC2
— Boko Harambe (@welknett) March 30, 2016
@caitlinrcruz @TimHerrera we're not trying to neg anyone – just trying to warn folks about overseas scam artists.
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) March 30, 2016
Pretty good advice if you ask me. Not sure what everyone’s getting so worked up about. It might literally save some gassed up fool from getting robbed while on holiday. Too many young people these days reckon they’re way hotter than what they actually are thanks to clever selfie angles and Instagram filters and whatnot, so they need to hear this. Unless you’re actually a ridiculously good-looking American (in which case you’d definitely know about it), I’d take the US State Department’s advice on this one.
Being ugly isn’t all bad anyway – here are a whole load of benefits to being unattractive.