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Bearded men scare people with selfies

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Bearded men have been taking pictures of themselves from below and it’s freaking social media out.

Some Twitter users urged the hairy-faced men “to stop looking up” because it was too weird to look at.

It all seemed to start when one person tweeted: “Men with beards looking upwards for your viewing pleasure. Don’t say I don’t give you anything.”

Bearded men scare people with selfies
Bearded men scare people with selfies

People joined in and some even drew on faces to add to the effect.

Dan tweeted this collection of faces.

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Men with beards looking upwards for your viewing pleasure. Don’t say I don’t give you anything pic.twitter.com/ft2M7kQ5h4

— Dan (@ehdannyboy) June 2, 2018

End of Twitter post by @ehdannyboy

It’s got tens of the thousands of retweets and comments.

Kieron was one of the first to join in.

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pic.twitter.com/IHRLYbs6kj

— Kieron Gillen (@kierongillen) June 2, 2018

End of Twitter post by @kierongillen

Dan was impressed and replied: “Player one, level up.”

As Newsbeat’s most full-bearded reporter I was roped in and found the process more tricky than expected to capture the facial hair and backdrop.

As is the way with Twitter things move very quickly and people started to encourage the original tweeter to embellish his pictures.

Scott tweeted urging Dan to “draw faces on their necks” and others agreed this was the way forward.

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In honor of that viral tweet of people looking up with their beards, I thought I’d share mine. pic.twitter.com/1byz2vAgEq

— Michael Kaz (@Mkazmierczak61) June 2, 2018

End of Twitter post by @Mkazmierczak61

Some people added eyes and emojis and one person went a bit further and drew on his face in pen.

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They are a fabulous idea. My contribution pic.twitter.com/JZnfEhN674

— MigueldOliveira (@MigueldOliveira) June 2, 2018

End of Twitter post by @MigueldOliveira

Not everyone was a fan of the trend though and it even made some people question what they find attractive in a future partner.

Skip Twitter post by @adibanaina

I don’t want a tall guy with a beard anymore. Imagine ur mans 6’0 looking straight ahead at something, and while u rest ur head on his chest u look up to see his face but instead u see this. I would actually scream. https://t.co/ZdCdvF4sUP

— nai🦋 (@adibanaina) June 3, 2018

End of Twitter post by @adibanaina

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