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Women say Barbie movie has changed the way they feel about TikTok's aging filter

Women say Barbie movie has changed the way they feel about TikTok's aging filter

The Barbie movie has sparked a heart-warming trend, with women uploading videos on TikTok using the viral aging filter.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Barbie

It’s not often that social media and body positivity go hand-in-hand, but thanks to Barbie that may be about to change.

Many women have said that a scene in the recent Greta Gerwig film has changed the way they feel about TikTok’s aging filter.

In fact, the movie has sparked a wholesome trend of women using the filter to celebrate the ageing process.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last month, you are probably pretty familiar with the viral TikTok filter.

According to Insider, an estimated 16 million videos have been made using the filter which shows an aged version of those on screen.

Sadly, most people have been reacting pretty poorly to the viral trend, and even celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner have been upset by the way they look.

This may be about to change though as a scene in the Barbie movie has reminded audiences about the beauty in getting older.

In fact, in one of the film's final scenes, Margot Robbie's Barbie breaks down in tears upon seeing an old woman - played by costume designer Ann Roth - for the first time.

The new film has made many women rethink how they feel about ageing.
Warner Bros.

She sweetly says: "You're so beautiful," and without hesitation, the elderly stranger replies: "I know it!"

The touching moment has caused many women to rethink how they reacted to the TikTok trend, which some even re-recording their original videos.

It’s pretty heartwarming stuff, with multiple women reacting to themselves aged up alongside Billie Eilish’s tear-jerking track ‘What was I made for?’.

One user, @sav.sun, uploaded a video about the new trend, writing: "Revisiting this filter after seeing Barbie, thinking of the 'you're so beautiful' scene, and realizing this face isn't so bad after all."

The short clip has gained over 2 million views, with many other women also revealing that they had similarly emotional responses to the trend after seeing Barbie.

Ann Roth features briefly - but very importantly - in Barbie.
Warner Bros.

Another TikToker, @emilysbookishlife, uploaded her reaction to the aging filter and spoke about how she now ‘loves' seeing her aged alter-ego.

“My view of the filter did a complete 180 after seeing Barbie. I love her,” she gushed.

Meanwhile, a third admitted that she’d been completely ‘overwhelmed’ when she redid the trend.

“I saw someone say to do this filter after seeing the Barbie movie…and I’m overwhelmed,” revealed @amandathedietitian, saying she cried when she redid the viral trend.

It seems many women undergoing a similar self-love journey like the iconic doll and we couldn’t be more excited about this.

Bring on more Barbie!

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@sava.sun / Warner Bros.

Topics: Barbie, TikTok, Viral, Beauty