Chloë Grace Moretz Says ‘Family Guy’ Meme Is ‘Horrific’: ‘My Body Is Being Used as a Joke’
Chloë Grace Moretz says the photoshopped meme of her body made her “severely anxious” whenever she was photographed.
Being the target of jokes on social media, according to Chloe Grace Moretz, exacerbated her body dysmorphia.
She remembered the time when a paparazzi shot of her immediately became a Family Guy meme.
I’ve actually never really talked about this, but one meme of mine carrying a pizza box into a hotel had a big impact on me, said Moretz. “And this picture was altered to look like a Family Guy figure with long legs and a short torso, and it became one of the most popular memes at the time.
The Kick-Ass actress claimed that the viral moment made her depressed and that she no longer enjoyed being photographed, adding that she needed a lot of counseling to help her deal with it.
“I used to enjoy dressing up, going to a carpet, and taking pictures, but it stripped a layer off it and made me feel so self-conscious,” Moretz added. “And I believe that the problems with social media have exacerbated body dysmorphia, a problem that affects everyone in this world. A headf—-, that.”
I pretty much become a recluse,” she said to Hunger. “It was amazing because I was able to be myself and get away from the photographers, and I had a lot of moments that no one documented, but it also made me really uncomfortable when I was being photographed. I would start hyperventilating and my heart rate would increase.”
Moretz Had A Media Escape
In the interview, Moretz acknowledged that she was grateful for the COVID-19 pandemic’s capacity to help her avoid unwanted attention.
She stated, “I just put a hat on, put a mask on, then put my hood up and would be able to get away with a lot more, like go to a concert or bite my lip or have undetected pimples,” adding that it was a good idea.
Chloë Grace Moretz Says She Had an ‘Unhealthy Relationship with Food for Years’
Chloe Grace Moretz acknowledged having an unhealthy relationship with eating in the past.
The 24-year-old actress revealed, “I had quite an unhealthy connection with food for years, always striving to create a calorie deficit and never feeling totally fulfilled,” in the March cover story of Shape.
The Greta actress has switched her attention to “conscious eating,” which she defined as “eating however you want, but doing it wisely.”
Moretz stated, “As I got older, I started to rely on eating for my body and eating full, healthy things. “Additionally, I consume slightly less in either direction if I anticipate eating a large dinner or lunch. I’ve had great success with this.”
Chloë Grace Moretz Said She “Became A Recluse” After That “Horrific” Viral Meme Comparing Her Body To A “Family Guy” Character’s Left Her “Severely Anxious”
Chloe Grace Moretz has discussed the detrimental effects a Family Guy-related meme regarding her body had on her life.
The Kick-Ass actress discussed a particular photo of herself in which she can be seen walking into a hotel after receiving a pizza delivery in an interview with Hunger.
People compared Moretz’s physique to that of Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin, the great aunt of Family Guy’s lead character Peter Griffin, and the image afterwards went viral on social media.
Chloë Grace Moretz reflects on damaging impact of ‘Family Guy’ meme: “It made me super self-conscious”
Moretz continued by saying how individuals near her downplayed the incident and called the joke “funny.”
When I brought up how everyone was making fun of my body with someone, they said, “Oh, shut the fuck up, it’s funny.
I simply recall thinking as I was sitting there, “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 plastered all over Instagram.”
“It was something so innocent as stepping into a motel with leftovers,” she continued. And it’s still difficult for me to get over that meme when I see it today.