By Savannah Smith  |  05-30-2018   News
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Toblerone is one of the more globally-popular chocolate brands with its iconic triangular shape.

However, “Toblerone” is taking an all-new viral meaning in England today. And no, it is nowhere near the Swiss chocolate bar the world has come to love.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The best way to get you through the day <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/backtowork?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#backtowork</a> <a href="https://t.co/2fDjboQ3Zv">pic.twitter.com/2fDjboQ3Zv</a></p>&mdash; Toblerone (@Toblerone) <a href="https://twitter.com/Toblerone/status/948171348857315328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In England, strangely Toblerone means something much more alarming, and not as harmless as a chocolate bar. A new body-image craze is sweeping England and it’s called “Toblerone tunnel” taking social media, photo-sharing platform Instagram by storm.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ladies, do you have a Toblerone Tunnel? <a href="https://t.co/fP1xj1mAIb">https://t.co/fP1xj1mAIb</a></p>&mdash; The Sun (@TheSun) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSun/status/998796094187495424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“Toblerone tunnel”, first noted in the British press, refers to a specific type of thigh gap: the triangular space that develops beneath the extra-toned butts and thighs of, for instance, celebrities Emily Ratajkowski and Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

It has become a “body goal” for women to aspire to, or work on. Critics, however, were quick to stress that it is just another of those crazy body image crazes that are “unrealistic” and “’problematic” for women to achieve.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Before you ask, no I don&#39;t have a &#39;Toblerone Tunnel&#39;. <a href="https://t.co/Z9YJeEzQ1k">https://t.co/Z9YJeEzQ1k</a></p>&mdash; Tony Martin (@mrtonymartin) <a href="https://twitter.com/mrtonymartin/status/999075874954592256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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While some may be obsessed with the Toblerone tunnel and how to achieve it, thankfully there are still the more sensible ones who aren’t affected by such a craze and are even challenging the rationale and motivation behind it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is why toxic body trend &#39;Toblerone tunnel&#39; is not just &#39;harmless fun&#39;<a href="https://t.co/J7azx3D2m9">https://t.co/J7azx3D2m9</a> <a href="https://t.co/GBOeHZZE1U">pic.twitter.com/GBOeHZZE1U</a></p>&mdash; BBC Three (@bbcthree) <a href="https://twitter.com/bbcthree/status/1000038111139844097?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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One social media user said: “Yeah I’ve got a Toblerone tunnel . . . otherwise known as my throat.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yeah I’ve got a toblerone tunnel….otherwise known as my throat 🤭 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tobleronetunnel?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#tobleronetunnel</a></p>&mdash; Tabatha Smithson (@tabathalouise) <a href="https://twitter.com/tabathalouise/status/999017536816640000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Some are mocking the craze.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yeah I got a Toblerone tunnel <a href="https://t.co/Q2Cx3liTd8">pic.twitter.com/Q2Cx3liTd8</a></p>&mdash; Norah Bones (@BonesNorah) <a href="https://twitter.com/BonesNorah/status/998957827057123332?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Toblerone Tunnel? You couldn&#39;t get a toblerone through my thighs if it was melted! 😂</p>&mdash; Holly Sturgeon (@HollySturgeon) <a href="https://twitter.com/HollySturgeon/status/998932355690778624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Another one sure is not minding the gap, so to speak, by writing: “What in the actual f – – k is wrong with the world when girls are posting pictures of their arses on t’interweb and inviting people to check out their ‘toblerone tunnels?’. I always thought your Toblerone tunnel was the one between your nose and your chin.”

Source:

https://nypost.com/2018/05/29/the-new-dangerous-body-obsession-taking-over-instagram/

Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat #England #Toblerone #TobleroneTunnel #BodyImageCraze #Instagram #Fad
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LADY MA'ALAI No. 27566 1527698291

OH, I LOVE THIS CHOCOLATE..THANK YOU!

Anonymous No. 27570 1527703361

Are these the same women that don't want to be objectified? Why would a woman strive for this just to have men checking out their crotch?? Seems counter productive for the #WhatAboutMe movement doesn't it?

no bull No. 27587 1527731486

the ladies look great. what's the problem?

Anonymous No. 27605 1527748972

They have ruined the sexy and hot legs for me. The butt look like it is suffering from chubbyness. Who likes a saggy bum?

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