Chloe Grace Moretz has admitted that a viral meme making fun of her looks caused her to retreat from the spotlight and left her facing anxiety.
The Carrie actress, 25, told Hunger magazine that an internet prank in which her photo was altered to make her look like a leggy Family Guy character caused her to suffer from body dysmorphia.
“I just remember sitting there and thinking, ‘My body is being used as a joke and that’s something I can’t change about who I am, and that’s being posted all over Instagram. “, she told the publication.
‘Everyone was making fun of my body’: Chloe Grace Moretz says meme with altered photo comparing her to Family Guy character made her an anxious recluse (pictured above)
The full photo: a man is seen admiring the woman in the little fuchsia dress
On social media platforms, an image of Chloe carrying pizza through a hotel was posted alongside cartoon character Legs Go All the Way Up Griffin.
“This 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,” the actress told the publication about from the 2016 snapshot.
In the actual scene, Chloe looked chic in black shorts and black heels which highlighted her figure.
But Moretz explained: “Everyone was making fun of my body and I talked to someone about it and they were like, ‘Oh shut the fuck up, that’s funny.
Hurtful: In a new interview with Hunger magazine, actress Chloe Grace Moretz admitted that a viral meme comparing her to a Family Guy character caused her to step back from the spotlight; on the left, we see her in the unmodified photo taken in New York in 2016
Speaking about the moment publicly for the first time, she added: “I just remember sitting there and thinking, ‘My body is being used as a joke and that’s something I can’t change at all. about who I am, and it’s posted all over Instagram.”
As a result, the blonde beauty said she had become a “recluse”.
“To this day, when I see this meme, it’s something very difficult for me to overcome,” she admitted.
And she added that she felt ‘a bit sad’ about the experience which made her feel uncomfortable in public, although stepping back helped her feel better.
‘[I was able to] I have so many experiences that people haven’t photographed,” she noted, elaborating, “but at the same time it made me very anxious when I was photographed. My heart rate would increase and I would hyperventilate.
At work: Chloe was spotted working on the new film The Ballad of Ruby Salem in New York this summer
Opening up even more, she explained, “It took a layer of something I loved, which was getting dressed, going to a mat and taking a picture, and it made me feel great. embarrassed.
“I think body dysmorphia – which we all face in this world – is extrapolated by social media issues. It’s a f**k.
Speaking of the past 24 months in general, she said, “To say the past two years have been transformative is an understatement, to say the least,” Moretz said. “I’m a very different girl than I was. I feel like a woman now.
Chloe’s reflection came in the magazine’s Celebrity Issue, for which other stars like Travis Barker and Lili Reinhart were also interviewed.
In 2018, Chloe opened up about body image pressures in Hollywood in a candid interview.
Revealing a time when a pair of silicone fillers were placed in her trailer while on the set of a movie at the age of 16, the actress explained how she suddenly became aware of the size of his chest and how anxiety had started to creep in.
Speaking to The Sunday Times Style Magazine, she said: ‘I was like, where are they from? These little things were insidious.
Chic: Chloe looked typically elegant when she appeared at the Louis Vuitton 2023 Cruise Show in San Diego last May
“Even though you can eliminate them, you still internalize them. They make you question yourself and think, well, maybe I’m not happy with the size of my breasts.
The actress, who has been in the public eye since the age of seven, admitted it has been a real struggle at times.
“I had to watch Hollywood all my life,” she said. “The people I compare myself to are people who aren’t real.”