‘Scared Straight:’ skin-cancer edition. A gory piece of clickbait has been circulating around Facebook recently, a headshot of an attractive young woman whose face is covered in gooey scabs. The selfie subject, a young mother named Tawny Willoughby, shared the portrait in order to raise awareness about the unpleasant consequences of tanning. The sores on her face resulted from skin cancer treatment with an immune-activating cream called Aldara, which prompts the body to kill malignant cells and stop them from proliferating. How do you feel when you encounter graphic images on social media? How much gore is allowed when you have an important public service message to spread? Sound off in the comments.
Woman's Skin Cancer Selfie Goes Viral
December 18, 2016