Chloe Grace Moretz reveals how a cruel 'Family Guy' meme had forced her to become a 'recluse'
'And, to this day, when I see that meme, it’s something very hard for me to overcome', Chloe Grace Moretz said
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz in a recent interview shared why she became a recluse after a "horrific" ‘Family Guy’ meme on her went viral in 2016. The young star told the Hunger Magazine that the "joke" was crude and often surfaced on Twitter at that time. She then chose to stay away from the public limelight and spend time alone.
The ‘Hugo’ actress said, “There was one meme that really affected me, of me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand.” Moretz told that "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.”
The 25-year-old star shared her struggle, "I had to work through that. For a long time, I was able to be the Chloe that people see and the Chloe that I am in private. Then those two worlds collided, and I felt really raw and vulnerable and open." "And then came the onslaught of horrific memes that started getting sent to me about my body," Moretz explained.
"Everyone was making fun of my body, and I brought it up with someone. And they were like, ‘Oh, shut the f--- up, it’s funny.’ 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 mentioned.
Moretz poured her heart out saying, "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." The actress was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and black high heels when the infamous snap was taken by the paparazzi outside the hotel in 2016.
The meme was in reference to the ‘Family Guy’ character 'Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin' from a 2011 episode, where the character had unnaturally long legs and a short torso. "It took a layer of something that I used to enjoy, which was getting dressed up and going to a carpet and taking a photo, and made me super self-conscious," she reasoned.