undefined
And you thought your lasers and oversized sweatshirt were special.

American kids of the '80s think they own the field of embarrassing childhood portraits, what with their blue lasers and oversized sweaters and lopsided, gap-toothed smiles. But they've got nothing on the Chinese. A new trend on the country's biggest social media site proves that, when it comes to leaving a lifetime legacy of portrait shame for their children, the Chinese are the world's only true superpower.

The trend is called "showing off some embarrassing photos of our childhood," via a translation by Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft. It's a tongue-in-cheek, cathartic purge in the biggest group therapy platform imaginable—more than 300 million Chinese use Sina Weibo. Here are some of the best. And please contemplate this post before signing your kid up for school portraits.

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

7)

8)

9)

10)

11)

12)

13)

14)

15)

16)

17)

18)

19)

20)

21)

H/T Kotaku | Photos via Sina Weibo

Promoted Stories Powered by Sharethrough
Unclick
Japanese teen pop meets death metal in an explosion of awesome
In an age when nearly every song ever recorded is available at a moment’s notice, it’s easy to get cynical about music. Everything’s been done before and we have a never-ending Spotify playlist to prove it.
china
Indulge your panda-snuggling fantasies with China's new livestream
Giant pandas are unique in the animal kingdom for being the only endangered critter to dodge extinction solely because every human on the planet wants to snuggle with them. Now thanks to a live camera feed in the heart of panda country, the entire world can indulge its inner ursine voyeur and watch the beasts 24/7 as they eat, sleep, eat, and forget how to mate.
The Latest From Daily Dot Video
Group

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!