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#1 by tasman1 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 02:14

A six-year-old girl was left distraught and in tears after she was involved in an experiment which looked at how the public reacted to her when she changed her appearance.

In the heart-breaking experiment for UNICEF, the child actress named Anano, who is nicknamed Anna, pretended to be lost on the street.

She alternated between stylish and adorable children's wear to dirty, unkempt clothes to see how members of the public would react to her predicament when she looked different.
People quickly approached a well-dressed Anna while she stood alone on the roadside in Tbilisi, Georgia, asking her age and if she was lost.

But when she put make-up on to make her look dirty and changed into mis-matched clothes people ignored her.

They then moved the experiment to a restaurant.

People again acted very warmly towards Anna when she was wearing a nice pale pink floral jacket.
The strangers happily let her sit down next to them, made her laugh by telling her jokes and hugged her.
Strangers were not so forth-coming when the six-year-old returned in her dirty clothes.

One woman can be seen grabbing her handbag out of Anna's reach and a man can be seen directing her away from his table.

One man appears to signal a staff member over, saying: "Come, take her out please."
The reaction left Anna so upset that she ran out of the restaurant in tears and the experiment was called off.
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#2 by Fellow » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:22

It goes to show that failure is an orphan. It also shows how hypocritical we are as humans.
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#3 by BouldRake » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:41

It's not at all surprising, and in fact, hundreds of experiments have gone before it and shown the same result.

A pretty girl struggling with her bags at a train station is much more likely to get help than a plain woman struggling with her bags at the train station - and this is the de facto standard experiment that has been part of many TV programs (in the UK, at least). The other standard example is putting people in the street giving away free {{whatever}} and the prettiest one always gets rid of theirs first.

Even in popular culture, it's the same. In Game of Thrones, Osha, the scruffy, raggedy Northerner is clearly the best character by a long way, yet everyone prefers namby pamby poncy girl, Daenerys.

We are a shallow species, and the worst thing about it is we don't even know we're doing it.
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#4 by Fellow » Fri Jul 01, 2016 08:45

BouldRake wrote: It's not at all surprising, and in fact, hundreds of experiments have gone before it and shown the same result.

A pretty girl struggling with her bags at a train station is much more likely to get help than a plain woman struggling with her bags at the train station - and this is the de facto standard experiment that has been part of many TV programs (in the UK, at least). The other standard example is putting people in the street giving away free {{whatever}} and the prettiest one always gets rid of theirs first.

Even in popular culture, it's the same. In Game of Thrones, Osha, the scruffy, raggedy Northerner is clearly the best character by a long way, yet everyone prefers namby pamby poncy girl, Daenerys.

We are a shallow species, and the worst thing about it is we don't even know we're doing it.


BR your piece above is very correct and it is a shame on us humans :thumbdown: :x .
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