A Viral Meme Made Her Body Realize!

Chloe Grace Moretz: Chloe Grace Moretz spoke candidly to Hunger magazine about becoming a recluse after “terrifying” memes on social media, including one that compared her body to a “Family Man” character, exacerbates her body dysmorphia.

The image of Moretz walking into a hotel carrying a pizza box sparked the creation of a popular meme that poked fun at the actor’s body. “Then came the onslaught of horrific memes that started being sent to me about my body,” Moretz said.

“I’ve never really talked about it, but there was a meme that really got to me about me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand. And that photo was manipulated into a ‘Family Guy’ character with long legs and a short torso, and it was one of the most popular memes at the time.”

“Everyone was making fun of my body and I mentioned it to someone and they were like, ‘Oh shut the hell up, it’s funny.’ Moretz continued. “And I just remember sitting there thinking that my body is being used as a joke and it’s something I can’t change about who I am and it’s being posted all over Instagram.

Chloe Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz

It was something as good as walking into a hotel with leftovers. To this day, when I see this meme, I have a very hard time getting over it.

Moretz explained that she was “kinda sad” after the meme went viral because “It took a layer of something that I used to enjoy, which was getting dressed and going on a carpet and taking a picture, and it made me feel super self-conscious. And I think that body dysmorphia – which we all face in this world – is extrapolated from social media issues. It’s head banging.”

Body dysmorphia is a mental health condition in which a person experiences severe anxiety as a result of perceived physical flaws that are usually invisible to others.

“I practically became a hermit” Moretz said of the effect of social media memes on her body. “It was great because I got away from the photographers and I was able to be myself and have so many experiences that people weren’t photographing, but at the same time it made me very anxious when I was being photographed. My heart rate would go up and I would hyperventilate.

Netflix’s animated feature Nimona will be the next project for Moretz, who recently appeared in the Hulu original movie “Mother/Android.”

Final thoughts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *