Challenge accepted! A new social media campaign lit up the internet on Monday (July 27) as female celebrities posted black-and-white selfies in the name of women supporting women.
Using the viral hashtag #challegeaccepted, artists and celebs from Meghan Trainor and Paula Abdul to Zooey Deschanel and Paris Hilton took part in the feel-good social media trend, adding a much-needed dose of positivity to everyone’s Twitter and Instagram feeds during the pandemic.
“Challenge accepted…Thank you @TerriSeymour!! I truly love this challenge and message. Everyday let’s amplify and support the voices of women!” Abdul wrote alongside a smiling grayscale photo of herself before nominating Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry to take part in the challenge.
“#ChallengeAccepted,” Hilton captioned her own glamour shot. “Thank you to all the amazing women for your beautiful messages & nominating me for this challenge. I love when women come together to support each other. One woman can make a difference but together we can rock the World! #WomenSupportingWomen.”
For her part, Joy Williams chose to include a collage of black-and-white photos featuring Brittany Howard, Brandi Carlile and other friends and musicians along with a picture of herself and another woman.
Check out the girl power taking over social media thanks to the “Challenge Accepted” movement below.
— Meghan Trainor (@Meghan_Trainor) July 27, 2020
Challenge accepted Thank you @TerriSeymour‼️ I truly love this challenge and message. Everyday let’s amplify and support the voices of women! Nominating @GwynethPaltrow @nikakljun @juliannehough @JanetJackson @jennadewan @ArianaGrande @ddlovato & @katyperry ✨ XoP pic.twitter.com/sxicvIF0FV
— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) July 27, 2020
#ChallengeAccepted Thank you to all the amazing women for your beautiful messages & nominating me for this challenge. I love when women come together to support each other. One woman can make a difference but together we can rock the World! ❤️#WomenSupportingWomen pic.twitter.com/TlAkhOXpMQ
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) July 28, 2020
— Joy Williams (@joywilliams) July 27, 2020
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Challenge accepted! Thank you @naturallycleaneats for the nomination ❤️ I love seeing all the women on my timeline supporting one another. I challenge @imlindork, @annaleebelle, @levinsonjessica, @sarahmayb, @sarahsophief, @rayazyarbrough, @therealhannahsimone, @erinfetherston, @jorjeed, @tennesseebunny, @ellenmariebennett, @rivfifi, @beckystarklark, @queenbemonyei, @allisonrussellmusic, @bpeppersart, @astynturr, @artxsun, @inkus_dingus, @iamgiagraham, @alyssia_gibson and @mkoby_ to post a photo of yourself that you love.
A post shared by Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel) on Jul 27, 2020 at 3:55pm PDT