Chloë Grace Moretz is getting candid about the impacts of a viral meme about her body. During a recent interview, the actress opened up about how a specific Family Guy meme and social media attention negatively impacted her mental health, saying, "I basically became a recluse."
Moretz explained that a photo of her entering a hotel after picking up a pizza delivery became a viral meme after people on social media compared her body to the Family Guy character known as "Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin."
“I’ve actually never really talked about this, but there was one meme that really affected me, of me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand,” she told Hunger. “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.”
Although the widespread sharing of the meme made her "super self-conscious" she explained that people around her made light of the situation. "Everyone was making fun of my body, and I brought it up with someone, and they were like, ‘Oh, shut the f--k up, it’s funny,'" Moretz said. "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.”
She continued, "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.”