Examples: [Collected via e-mail, January 2010]
I have noticed a lot of girls on Facebook have been changing their status' to different colors. So I googled it and have been reading a lot of stuff about it having to do with breast cancer, but I've also read that it was just a spammer starting something that has spread. I was wondering what the read deal was?
If you get an email asking you to place your bra color on your status do not! They say it is for breast cancer awareness but there is perv behind it that has a site to see how many women he can get to tell them their bra color. It was on NBC in DC....DO NOT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Origins: During the first week of January 2010, messages like the following began circulating that urged women to post their bra colors as their Facebook statuses in order to help boost awareness of breast cancer:
We don't know for sure what the intent was behind these messages — whether they were a genuine effort to promote breast cancer awareness, or merely a prank to see how many people would follow along, or some form of misunderstanding, or something else. Regardless of how the trend started, it came to be directed at the stated purpose.
In October 2010, the gambit about altering one's Facebook status in an enigmatic way in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer appeared anew. Women were urged to list their preference for where they "liked it" (with the unstated "it" being their handbags). Consequently, racy-sounding statuses like "on the back seat of my car," "on the washing machine," "on the floor, next to my desk," and the like began appearing on Facebook.
This year's game has to do with your handbag/purse, where we put our handbag the moment we get home for example "I like it on the couch", "kitchen counter", "the dresser" well u get the idea. Just put your answer as your status with nothing more than that and cut n paste this message and forward to all your FB female friends to their inbox. It doesn't have to be suggestive.
The bra game made it to the news. Let's see how powerful we women really are!!!
REMEMBER - DO NOT PUT YOUR ANSWER AS A REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE- PUT IT IN YOUR STATUS!!! PASS THIS TO WOMEN YOU KNOW!!!
Associated Press. "Bra Colors Sweep Facebook In Cancer Awareness Push." 8 January 2010.