Opinion: Some Amazon Reviewers Should NOT Take Selfies

Sherry McGuinn

No one needs to get that "up and personal."

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I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a beauty product junkie. And, when I’m bored, or my muse has taken a flyer, I spend “quality time” perusing health and beauty products, along with dietary supplements, on Amazon Prime.

Now, I appreciate the reviews, many of which are undoubtedly phony. But then there are those earnest folks who feel the need to go the extra mile and take before and after selfies for whatever health and/or beauty product they’re reviewing. Like topical treatments for skin conditions such as acne.

With all due respect, I don’t need to get up close and personal with a random pustule or two on an equally random chin. Or gnarly teeth, pre-whitening treatment, or anything that makes me queasy.

Why, in our society, do we feel the need to let everything hang out, all the time? To those reviewers, I say, “Use your words, folks, and cover the rest of that stuff, up.

© Sherry McGuinn, 2023. All Rights Reserved.

Sherry McGuinn is a longtime Chicago-area writer and award-winning screenwriter. She is currently pitching her newest screenplay, “The Month We Fell Apart,” a drama with dark, comedic overtones inspired by a true story, as well as “DEAD TIRED,” a female-driven, erotic thriller.

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