Chloë Grace Moretz has been acting since she was a child and growing up in front of the cameras wasn’t easy. The actor recently A family man meme that made her self-conscious and made her a “recluse”.
“There was a meme of me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand that really affected me,” Moretz told Hunger magazine about the creepy meme. “And this photo was manipulated into a character family man with long legs and a short torso, and it was one of the most widespread memes at the time.”
The Kick-Ass The alum said she “felt really raw and vulnerable and exposed,” when she realized she couldn’t maintain her private life as she was defamed. Becoming a meme was something that made Moretz feel powerless, and when she expressed anxiety about it, her emotions shut down.
“Everyone was making fun of my body and I brought it up to someone and they were like, ‘Oh, shut up, it’s funny.’ And I remember sitting there thinking, my body is being used as a joke and I can’t change who I am, and it’s being posted all over Instagram,” she said.
After becoming a meme on social media, she said she was “kind of sad,” explaining, “I took a layer of what I used to enjoy, which was getting dressed up and going on the carpet and taking pictures and making me. Extremely self-conscious. And I think body dysmorphia—which we all deal with in this world—is extrapolated by social media issues. It’s a head ***.”
Moretz noted that after the meme went viral, she “became a recluse” and avoided photographers as she was finally able to be herself.
“At the same time when I took the photos, I felt very anxious. My heart rate would increase and I would hyperventilate,” she added.