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 Tagged with body image


21 November 2022

Before Zara McDermott appeared on the reality show Love Island in 2018, she says she had a healthy relationship with food and exercise - and she’d never even looked at a calorie.

But finding fame on the popular dating show brought online trolls and bullying, with people commenting on her “body, waist, hips and legs” for the first time in her life.

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20 October 2022

Christina Aguilera has released a new video for her hit Beautiful, which highlights the impact of social media on young people's body image and mental health in the 20 years since the song was first released.

 

 

29 April 2022

 

Dove Self-Esteem Project research found that 1 in 2 girls say toxic beauty advice on social media causes low self-esteem.
In Toxic Influence, Dove's new short film, mothers and their daughters confront toxic beauty advice on social media and how it’s become normalized for many girls around the world.

 

 

 

27 April 2022

NBC News spoke with 12 social media personalities with audiences ranging from under 100,000 to more than 10 million followers who detailed how they feel pushed to look perfect in real life and online. This has led younger creators in their teens and early 20s to get cosmetic procedures, ranging from lip filler injections to plastic surgery — many of which they received at discounted rates. Many expressed regrets about some of their procedures. Six of them described feeling addicted to body modification.

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