‘Everyone was making fun of my body’: Chloe Grace Moretz says meme with doctored photo of her comparing her to Family Guy character turned her into an anxious recluse
Chloe Grace Moretz has admitted that a viral meme of her caused her to withdraw from the spotlight.
The Carrie actress, 25, said Hunger magazine that an internet prank in which his photo was altered to resemble a long-legged Family Guy character resulted in him suffering from body dysmorphia.
“I just remember sitting there and thinking, ‘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,'” she told the publication.
Hurtful: In a new interview with Hunger magazine, actress Chloe Grace Moretz admitted that a viral meme comparing her to a character from Family Guy caused her to retreat from the spotlight; on the left she is seen in the unaltered photo taken in New York in 2016
The full picture: A man is seen admiring the woman in the skimpy fuchsia dress
A picture of Chloe bringing pizza to a hotel alongside cartoon character Legs Go All the Way Up Griffin was posted on social media platforms.
“This photo was doctored into a Family Guy character with long legs and a short torso, and it was one of the most spread memes at the time,” the actress told the publication about the 2016 snap.
In the real life scene, Chloe looked elegant in black shorts and black heels that highlighted her figure.
But Moretz explained, “Everyone was making fun of my body and I mentioned it to someone and they were like, ‘Oh shut up, it’s funny.'”
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 it’s something I can’t change about who I am, and it’s being posted all over Instagram.’
As a result, the blonde beauty said she became a ‘recluse’.
“To this day, when I see that meme, it’s a very hard thing for me to get over,” he admitted.
She added that she felt ‘a little sad’ about the experience which made her feel uncomfortable being out in public, although withdrawing made her feel better.
‘[I was able to] I have so many experiences that people didn’t photograph,” she noted, elaborating, “but at the same time, I would get very anxious when I was photographed. My heart rate would increase and I would hyperventilate.
At work: Chloe was spotted working on the new movie The Ballad of Ruby Salem in New York City over the summer
Opening up further, she explained, “It took on a layer of something I used to enjoy, which was dressing up and going on a rug and taking a picture, and it made me feel very self-conscious.”
“I think body dysmorphia, which we all deal with in this world, extrapolates from social media issues. It’s a headf**k.
Speaking about the last 24 months in general, he said: “To say that these last two years have been transformational is an understatement, to say the least,” Moretz said. I am 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 such as Travis Barker and Lili Reinhart were also interviewed.
Chic: Chloe looked typically chic while appearing at the Louis Vuitton 2023 Cruise Show in San Diego last May