Sonia Leslie is a beauty vlogger with close to 50,000 Instagram followers. She captivates her audience with her unique personalÂ style and her funny charisma. ButÂ itâ€™s her unconventional gaze that has now caused controversy in the social media world.
In a recent post, she shared her discontent with people questioning her eyes. She wrote, â€œThereâ€™s nothing â€˜wrongâ€™ with my eye please stop asking first of all itâ€™s rude as f***Â secondly mind ya business also donâ€™t ask me how itâ€™s rude to ask someone â€˜whatâ€™s wrongâ€™ with them lmao I donâ€™t care if you donâ€™t think itâ€™s rude itâ€™s not ur face or ur business I said what I said bye.â€
Leslie tells Yahoo Beauty, â€œPeople kept asking me that question, assuming there is something wrong with me because I look different. I just wanted people to know that there are other ways to ask a question without assuming there is something wrong just because a person looks different.â€
Leslie was born with a birthmark on her right eye. She asks of her followers to be more sensitive to people who might have unique qualities.
â€œYou wouldnâ€™t go up to a person that had one arm in real life and ask them whatâ€™s wrong with them or something like that, would you? Why should you do that to someone that looks different on the Internet?â€ she says.
â€œItâ€™s OKÂ to be curious, but it can beÂ found easily on Google,â€ she says. â€œIf people really felt the need to ask, they could just ask without using the word â€˜wrong,â€™ or without assuming something happened to me. Because nothing happened except me being born.â€Â
To her followers who might be struggling with self-esteemÂ issues as she has, Leslie advises, â€œTry not to compare yourself to others. Like I said, thereâ€™s only one you, and no one else can ever be you.â€
And to the naysayers who shame her unique look? â€œIf you donâ€™t want to respect my feelings,â€ she says, â€œhonestly, I just hit that block.â€
But it seems there is actually more praise for her beauty than there is criticism.
YOU ARE GORGEOUS HONEY OMG
â€” â—‡ Shay â—‡ (@Catstretto) July 24, 2017
Oh my god you are so stunning. â¤ï¸
â€” Nini (@moonscrew) July 6, 2017