Body dysmorphic disorder and the celebrities who suffer from it
Most of us have concerns about our physical appearance. Whether it's a muffin top or a crooked nose, it's totally normal to notice our "imperfections." People who suffer from body dysmorphia are so fixated on their flaws that they can no longer see themselves as a whole. When they look in the mirror, it's the only thing they see, and the only thing they think other people see. Chloë Grace Moretz has opened up about her experience with body dysmorphia, which was triggered by an “onslaught of horrific memes” on social media. Speaking to Hunger magazine, Moretz revealed there was one photo of her walking with a pizza box that got manipulated into a character from ‘Family Guy’ with an exaggeratedly warped physique. “Everyone was making fun of my body and I brought it up with someone and they were like, ‘Oh, shut the f—k up, it’s funny.'” Moretz added, “And I just remember sitting there and thinking, my body is being used as a joke and it’s something that I can’t change about who I am, and it is being posted all over Instagram ... And to this day, when I see that meme, it’s something very hard for me to overcome.” “I think that body dysmorphia–which we all deal with in this world–is extrapolated by the issues of social media. It’s a headf—k," the actress, who hit fame at age 12 after starring in 'Kickass,' said. Moretz added that she “basically became a recluse” due to the viral social media backlash, and would be "severely anxious" when she was photographed. This disorder can be debilitating and lead to anxiety and depression. Mental illness is being destigmatized in the 21st century, but issues around appearance and body image are more prevalent than ever. Click through this gallery to learn more about body dysmorphic disorder and hear from those who live with it.
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