Chronic Bitchface



From the artist, Kris Atomic:

Just doing my bit to spread awareness for this common, but little understood condition. Thousands around the world are affected by chronic bitchface, with sufferers having to endure being told to “SMILE” and “cheer up” by well meaning, but irritating strangers. There is no known cure.

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  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    August 22, 2011 at 8:09 am Reply

    I love this more and more every time I see it.

  • Clint

    August 22, 2011 at 8:25 am Reply

    This made my day because it makes so much sense…I married a red head.

  • Rene

    August 22, 2011 at 9:31 am Reply

    I love this for the simple face that I have bitch face too! Hahaha I am so glad I am not the only one!

  • Annie

    August 22, 2011 at 10:18 am Reply

    I have the opposite problem–chronic cheer face. Sometimes I’ll be walking down the street and people will think I’m smiling at them. Usually I like getting smiles back, but sometimes guys think it means I want to talk to them. No thank you!

  • Tara Street

    August 22, 2011 at 10:21 am Reply

    Ack! Ha! This happens to me ALL the time. I always feel bad or guilty when told to smile, but now I will just think of this and smile whenever it happens.. thus ironically curing my chronic face condition. Win, win!

  • Cristina

    August 22, 2011 at 10:34 am Reply

    Well isn’t this all to true! I even have the glasses…and let me tell you the best part is when guys demand you take them off and smile for them, just so they can say something along the lines of, “See how much prettier you are without the glasses.”

    I no longer fulfill this request :)

    I encourage everyone to scope out my profile pic…it really is uncanny! Thanks for the late morning laugh!

  • fine little home

    August 22, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply

    just like Annie above I too suffer from chronic “smiley face”. it’s not like i’m walking down the street with a big ol’ goofy smile on my face but a nice simple one.
    i can’t help myself but it does lead to strangers approaching me. but usually it just makes their day so i won’t be looking for a “cure” anytime soon ; )

  • adele

    August 22, 2011 at 10:52 am Reply

    Haha! Thankfully I don’t have this problem but can do a mean bitchface if required!!!!!

  • rooth

    August 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm Reply

    If you seem just frigid enough, people won’t dare tell you to smile… or even try to speak to you

  • Kyla

    August 22, 2011 at 11:53 pm Reply

    I have the glasses and bitchface too! Every time someone tells me to smile I think the bitchface gets worse! It’s not that I’m in a bad mood just usually lost in thought.

  • Eloise (Eloctre)

    August 23, 2011 at 4:12 am Reply

    Wow that’s pretty awesome! I can’t stop laughing! I know I suffer from that sometimes.

  • Anna

    August 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm Reply

    i have plagued with this my whole life. i think because i have small features, especially small lips, that people just think i’m in a bad mood all time. it’s kind of annoying, the judgement that comes with it. love this little illustration!

    • Kelly

      August 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm Reply

      i too suffer from Chronic Bitchface, I’m so happy we can all rally together now that this epidemic is out in the open! xo, Kelly

  • Tony

    August 26, 2011 at 3:36 am Reply

    She’d look cute either way.

  • Mei K

    September 8, 2011 at 12:45 am Reply


  • rachel

    September 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm Reply

    HAHA! i have chronic bitchface! a friend sent this link to me because i’ve been dealing with a coworker’s comments for the last two weeks. love it.

  • Nat

    September 15, 2011 at 1:42 am Reply

    Glad I’m not the only one…bitchface rocks

  • Jacky

    October 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Oh gosh, I get that all the time. Now I have a response. “Sorry, it’s bitchface!”

  • Cara

    June 9, 2013 at 11:24 pm Reply

    Notice how it’s always MEN that think your facial expression has something to do with THEM. Either you’re naturally smiley and they think you’re flirting with them or you have Bitchface and they think they have the right to tell you to smile. I have Bitchface and I’ve never been told to “smile” by a woman.

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