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Chloe Grace Moretz struggled with body dysmorphia after ‘Family Guy’ meme

Chloe Grace Moretz struggled with body dysmorphia after ‘Family Guy’ meme

Chloe Grace Moretz struggled with body dysmorphia and became a "recluse" after a "horrific" Family Guy meme went viral.

The 25-year-old star has reflected on the way she was talked about online after a photographer snapped her walking into a hotel carrying a pizza box, which sparked a cruel meme mocking her body with its "long legs" and a "short torso".

She told Hunger magazine: "Everyone was making fun of my body, and I brought it up with someone and they were like: ‘Oh, shut the f*** up – it’s funny.’

"And I just remember sitting there and thinking: ‘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 posted all over Instagram.’

"It was something so benign as walking into a hotel with leftovers. And to this day, when I see that meme, it’s something very hard for me to overcome.”

She admitted the fallout made her "kind of sad" and she became very "self-conscious", even when she was in her element at red-carpet events.

She added: "After that, I was kind of sad. It took a layer of something that I used to enjoy, which was getting dressed up and going to a carpet and taking a photo, and made me super self-conscious.

"And I think that body dysmorphia – which we all deal with in this world – is extrapolated (sic) by the issues of social media. It’s a headf***.”

In response, the Carrie actress "became a recluse" and was able to detach herself from fame by not being pictured all the time.

She said: “I basically became a recluse. It was great because I got away from the photographers and I was able to be myself, and to have so many experiences that people didn’t photograph, but at the same time it made me severely anxious when I was photographed.

"My heart rate would rise and I would hyperventilate.”

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