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Chloë Grace Moretz has opened up about her struggle with body deformity and anxiety after becoming the target of viral social media memes.
In a recent interview with Hunger magazine, 25 year old actress She revealed that she sought treatment after an extensive online examination made her “extremely shy” about her body.
“I had to work through that,” Moretz explained. “For a long time, I was able to be the Chloë that people see and the Chloë that I am in private. Then these two worlds collided, and I really felt vulnerable and open and open.”
“Then came the onslaught of horrific memes starting to get me about my body.”
“PeripheralThe star remembers how she was ‘really touched’ by one particular meme who compared her body to that of ‘Family Guy’.
“I never actually talked about this, but there was one meme that really affected me, which was that I walked into a hotel with a pizza box in hand,” she told the outlet.
“And this image was manipulated into a character from the movie Family Guy with long legs and short torso, and it was one of the most popular memes of the time.”
In addition to the harm she suffered after her body was disgraced, Atlanta native She was also shocked when her plight was ignored by the people around her.
“Everyone was making fun of my body, and I brought it up with someone. And they’d say, ‘Oh, shut up, it’s funny.'” And I just remember sitting there and thinking, ‘My body is being used as a joke which is something I can’t change about who I am, and it’s being posted all over Instagram,'” she said.
“It was something as nice as walking into a hotel with leftovers,” Moretz added. “And to this day, when I see this meme, it’s very hard to beat.”
The meme first started circulating in 2016 when the actress was snapped by the paparazzi as she left a hotel with two pizza boxes while wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and black high heels.
The photo was taken by online users of shortening Moretz’s torso and lengthening her legs. Then the image was placed along with a file “A man who loves family life” The character “Legs Go All The Way Up” Griffin from the 2011 episode. The character had exaggeratedly long legs and a short torso.
Moretz admitted that she was “kinda sad” after the meme went viral, and she no longer enjoys taking pictures on the red carpet.
“It took a layer of the thing I used to enjoy getting dressed up and going to a rug and taking a picture, and it made me feel self-conscious,” she explained.
“And I think body disfigurement, which we all deal with in this world, is extrapolated by social media issues. It’s a head—.”
Actress “Carrie” She told Hunger that the levels of anxiety she felt when she was filmed caused her to step back from the spotlight.
“I’ve basically become aloof,” Moretz said.
“It was cool because I got away from the paparazzi, and I was able to be myself and have many experiences that people didn’t film. But, at the same time, it made me very anxious when I was photographed. My heart rate would go up, and I would hyperventilate.” “
Moretz explained that the beginning covid-19 pandemic She was rather comfortable as she was able to cover her face with a mask when she went out in public.
“It definitely helped me with that experience. I put on a hat, I put on a mask and then I put on the headgear and I’d be able to get away with a lot, like Going to a concert Or biting my lip or I have undocumented blisters.”
The lockdown also enabled her to take a break from her busy schedule, she added, adding that it was a “time for reflection”.
“To say the past two years have been transformational is an understatement, to say the least. I’m a completely different girl than I used to be. I feel like a woman now,” Moretz concluded.