The Red Profile Photo Trend Taking Over Facebook is Arrogant

It’s misplaced and here’s why

Geraint Clarke
5 min readSep 12, 2020
Photo by Lauris Rozentals on Unsplash

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Many of you have seen the newest display of solidarity going around Facebook. Turning your profile photo red, or posting a blank red photo to drive awareness of the lost work facing the event, music and film industries.

It’s often accompanied by the below statement…

Screenshot from Geraint Clarke’s facebook feed. Origin unknown.

It’s the symptom of a wider problem facing society… Victimhood. People are signalling their displeasure on social media for likes and attention, without the perspective of the bigger picture.

Everyone who’s out of work due to this pandemic-inflicted economic downturn is here through “no fault of there own” — not just the event industry.

Tens, if not hundreds of millions of jobs worldwide have been lost or suffered significant losses due to the Coronavirus pandemic, across multiple industries.



Geraint Clarke

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