pious wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:04 am
theantiblair wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:33 pm
I hate how she always brings up the skin-picking and says it’s SO WEIRD AND GROSS and then in the same breath says that she’s only bringing it up so she can help those out there who are going through the same thing.
Your young viewers who are suffering with the same behavior do not benefit from you calling their serious condition “weird” and “gross”.
And I assume she’s not doing anything to address it? I can’t watch her anymore. But if she wants to benefit her viewers then she should show herself taking steps to fix the problems that are causing her to pick at her skin.
She said she’s been going to therapy but it hasn’t helped.
She did this same thing of “helping” people with feelings about stretch marks and loose skin by calling her own body gross and disgusting. She acts all woke but she’s just reinforcing negative feelings in people that have the same “gross” issues as her.
This is so true - this is exactly what has been angering me about he recently. A while ago she went on about how she was frustrated with herself because she couldn't love her own body during pregnancy, but she explained that she loves other bigger woman's bodies and 'everybody is beautiful'. But after the pregnancy she talked about how her body was RUINED thanks to stretch marks (which a lot of women have due to non-pregnancy related growing/puberty). She showed her fans that her pregnancy was miserable, she hated her larger body, she felt disgusting being larger, and that her post-pregnancy body is 'ruined'. That's such harmful language and I think it's more damaging than she may think.
A lot of people in her comments go on about how 'she is allowed to feel how she feels' and 'how about let her express her feelings' but they seem to forget she has a very large, primarily young, very impressionable audience who may consciously or unconsciously internalise the things she says. She is contributing to the problem, she is perpetuating this idea that women's bodies are 'destroyed' after child birth because they change shape/texture/size. I think she has some really deep and worrying body image issues that I really hope she works on in therapy.
In terms of the skin-picking, the way she is talking about it is saturated with self loathing and it is really unhelpful for those who also have the condition. As someone who is currently in therapy for OCD and has skin-picking disorder, it's actually really jarring to hear someone talk about it with such disgust.