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The FaceApp trend, where people are obsessively showing dramatically aged versions of themselves, is still flooding social media news feeds.

Are you an active participant?

Singer Mariah Carey said, "no thanks."

FaceApp, it was nice knowing you. (not really.)


Before Carey's dismissal of the viral trend, FaceApp blew up everywhere and even celebrities joined in on the fun, including the likes of Shazam! actor Zachary Levi.


NBA legend LeBron James advanced his age.


The Jonas Brothers gave us a triple dose of the weirdness.

Comedian Amy Schumer posted a twist on the fad that didn't seem to be losing any steam at the time.

Enter Mariah Carey, who on Thursday tweeted:

"FaceApp is not something I acknowledge."

The queen has spoken.

And why would the 49-year-old pop diva endorse an app that trivializes the gradual degeneration of our faces?

Not to mention, the "GTFO" singer defies the aging process anyway.

So there's that.






Suddenly, people are beginning to see the light after the Butterfly spoke.

Yes, the mobile software application is Russian-based and is in the midst of a political controversy.

Democrats fear the app could pose "national security and privacy risks for millions of U.S. citizens."

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to FBI director Christopher Wray and FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, expressing concerns that:

"personal data uploaded by millions of Americans onto FaceApp may be finding its way into the hands of the Russian government."

Despite FaceApp's CEO, Yaroslav Goncharov, assuring The Washington Post that the app doesn't "sell or share any user data with any third parties," DNC's chief security officer, Bob Lord, echoed Schumer's concern and discouraged 2020 presidential candidates from using the trending application.

Lord wrote:

"It's not clear at this point what the privacy risks are, but what is clear is that the benefits of avoiding the app outweigh the risks."


Whatever the controversy, FaceApp is still a creepy app that needs to fade into existence already.

Many Mariah Carey fans agree with her casual lack of interest in Russia's alleged private data-stealing time suck.

Speaking of Mariah fans, you can get her CD Caution here.

Besides, when it comes to getting old, time is on her side.

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The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

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