Don’t let Anyone Change Your Body Image
Health and fitness Youtube vlogger Cassey Ho made this genius film to combat cyber bullying and “body shaming”. The internet is a horrible place, and no matter how you look people are going to tear you down. Cassey gets the brunt of it in her comments.
“When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? Or do you stare at yourself, pinching your fat away, lifting up your butt, pushing in your boobs, wishing you looked like a VS supermodel? It’s hard to be content with the shape of your body when people are constantly telling you how fat you are. The backhanded compliments, the mean comments, the cyber bullying – all of this messes with us…and it hurts. What if getting flat abs and bigger boobs was as easy as a click. What if you could stop all the hate and just photoshop yourself right now, in real life? What would you change?”
The film shows her digitally altering herself to fulfill the expectations of her detractors, but ultimately this doesn’t change how the comments negatively impacted her.
“I grew up being a little bit overweight and I fought to have the body and the life that I have today, all of us come with a backstory, and that’s why I feel like you shouldn’t judge people because you never know where they’re coming from, slash you shouldn’t judge people by how they look.”
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