Chloe Grace Moretz Says ‘Family Guy’ Meme Made Her A ‘Recluse,’ Caused Body Dysmorphia
Chloe Grace Moretz opened up recently about how the viral Family Guy meme of her walking into a hotel carrying a pizza box caused her to become a “recluse.”
She blamed it for the body dysmorphia she later suffered from.
“There was one meme that really affected me, of me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand,” said Moretz. “And this photo got manipulated into a character from Family Guy with the long legs and the short torso, and it was one of the most widespread memes at the time.”
Moretz was very upset about how fame changed her life.
“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,” said Moretz. “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 said that she became a recluse because of it.
“I basically became a recluse,” said Moretz. “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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