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A episode of the animated series Family Guy it would have injured the actress Chloe Grace Moretz. In fact, from that moment a meme was born that went around the world on her physical appearance. The actress shared her thoughts about her during an interview with Hunger Magazine, recounting how that viral image affected her mood and fueled her anxiety and insecurity.
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“There has been a meme that has really had an effect on me, and that was what he showed me as I entered a hotel with a box of a pizza in my hand. And then this photo was manipulated into a character from the series Family Guy with long legs and a very short torso, and it was one of the most popular memes at the time” said Chloë Grace Moretz, underlining how the series has in a sense caused his psychological meltdown. “Everyone was making fun of my body and when I brought this up to someone they were like ‘Oh shut up, that’s funny’. And I remember sitting there and thinking my body was being used as a joke and it’s something I can’t change about who I am, and it was shared all over Instagram. Even now when I see that meme it’s something that I find difficult to overcome emotionally ”.
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“He deprived me of something I valued, which was dressing up and going on the red carpet, where they took pictures of me, because I was all too aware. And I think that dysmorphophobia – which we all go through in this world – is extrapolated from social media issues. They mess with your head,” she added. Being a public figure attracts the spotlight and managing this attention, sometimes made of admiration and others of judgement, is not easy for some artists.
“Was great because I’ve moved away from photographers and I was able to be myself, and have so many experiences that people didn’t photograph, but at the same time it caused me severe anxiety when I was being photographed. My heart beats increased and I hyperventilated,” said the actress, recalling the period of the pandemic which provided for the obligation to wear masks in public situations.