Earlier this week we learned about a new campaign called The Shower Selfie Challenge, encouraging people to upload pictures of themselves getting sudsy and tag the shots #weareALLclean.
The idea is to challenge the notion that having HIV makes you “dirty” by contrast of the often used “clean” to describe a negative HIV status, and the hope is that participants will donate money along the way to help find a cure.
Here’s how have played out in just a couple of days:
showing my supprt 4 the #weareALLclean ShowerSelfieChallenge 2 raise $$ 4 AIDS cure.Your turn???? http://t.co/leeHCSfwG9 pic.twitter.com/Ar72oc6Gvm
— Eli Lieb (@elilieb) November 26, 2014
#weareALLclean #hiv/aidsawareness pic.twitter.com/YFsTc8qguV
— JerZey (@xJerZeyWilDx) November 26, 2014
I took the #HIV Shower Selfie Challenge Raise $$ for AIDS Cure http://t.co/CvoEOMQszj #weareALLclean @jackmackenroth pic.twitter.com/qUutNGSJM9
— Mark S. King (@MyFabDisease) November 26, 2014
Take the HIV ShowerSelfieChallenge for an AIDS cure!http://t.co/j4pLj0Rycz #weareALLclean Share on @Moovzofficial pic.twitter.com/x2WQtJcCgl
— Idan Matalon (@idanmat) November 24, 2014
#weareALLclean #love @jackmackenroth #inspiring #Montana pic.twitter.com/hZH1fd2NZH
— Christopher Gehring (@stopher85) November 26, 2014
#HIV Shower Selfie Challenge raise $$ for AIDS cure http://t.co/C18jDNX9h6 #weareALLclean @left_magazine @SisterRoma pic.twitter.com/B7QKffuRSW
— BeBe Sweetbriar (@bebesweetbriar) November 26, 2014
— Marco Di Palma (@Marco_Di_Palma) November 26, 2014
#weareALLclean #support pic.twitter.com/FOEpyWByZe
— Trent Matthews (@TrentMatthewXXX) November 26, 2014
Si ya los selfies de por sí me gustan, aun me gustan más si son por una buena causa, la lucha contra el SIDA. #weareALLclean
A photo posted by @rafa_varez on
???????????? Let’s get rid of the stigma… There’s a sad notion out there that people with HIV are “dirty.” In fact, ?#?WeAreAllClean?. Take a #ShowerSelfie challenge and make a donation for the #AIDSAwareness Campaign INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Take a selfie or Vine video of yourself in the shower.** NO EXPLICIT NUDITY** 2) Post your photo with the caption “Take HIV Shower Selfie Challenge raise $$ for AIDS cure bit.ly/CUREAIDS #weareALLclean” 3) Challenge 3 or more other people to participate! 4) (Optional) DONATE!! Please consider a small donation if you are able. Every penny counts! bit.ly/CUREAIDS 5) On World AIDS Day: Monday, December 1st, please change all your social media profile pix to your shower selfie photo and spread the word!!
A photo posted by johnjohndayz (@johnjohndayz) on
Since all of the money raised by this goes to a charity that provides housing, dental care and medical exams, as well as aid to Haiti why is it continually claiming that the money is going to find a cure?
A cure will come from one of the large pharmaceutical companies, the National Institute of Health, or some other large organization or company.
Since none of this money is going to a commercial pharma company or a large research lab but rather to a group that provides housing it seems very disingenuous to claim that this money is for a cure.
The actual charity itself seems like a good cause so why would the PR be honest about where the money is actually going? And of course, how much of this money is also going to line Jack Mackenroth’s pockets.
Disgusting. Don’t try and make people feel bad for asking someone if they are “clean” and wanting to be safe and careful.
The reason why “are you clean” has become a phrase is because people want a friendly and non threatening way of saying “do you have a disease/hiv/or aids”.
These “campaigns” keep getting dumber and dumber.
@VampDC: It’s not disgusting, good grief. I see what they are attempting to do. Relax.
Gay men have learned the lingo to have unprotected sex with strangers:
1. Yes I am negative
2. Yes I am on PrEP
the question is WHY are so many gay men determined to trust a stranger…put a condom on your dick
Also HIV+ are NOT dirty or disgusting…
Alan down in Florida
@TrueWords: I think the answer to your question is that so many gay men are in need of intimacy (sexual and otherwise) that they are willing to suspend disbelief of possible consequences and take that intimacy where they find it. Or maybe they’re just too horny to care.
It’s funny that the same people who complain about not being referred to as “clean” still call their hundreds of anonymous sex partners “tricks.”
@VampDC: I think it’s pretty clear that the word “clean” has an antonym, which is “dirty.” When you ask someone if they’re clean, how do you think that person is supposed to respond if they’re HIV+? You’ve already made them feel ashamed of it.
If you’re looking for a non-threatening way of asking someone if they’re HIV + or -, why not just ask “What’s your HIV status?” It seems like that’s the most direct and least shaming way of putting it.
Anyways, I think this is a great campaign, although I haven’t looked into where it’s putting the donations like one commenter here did.
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