The page published by pinterest is all over the social media example in twitter and facebook. This means that a lot of people from different places of the world can see this page in their respective social media. What is posted,in this page, only emphasizes that being thin is the way a person will be seen with a perfect body image. “Become skinny. Create the life you want to live,” this is a quote from one of the post in this page. The quote encourage people that being thin will change a person’s life, in a better way, as the life will be the life that everyone have desired for. A life of being famous and having people’s attention. From different studies on human behavior it shows that human beings like fame, hence this post will definitely have large impact. It will make more people have plans of changing their body images so that they can easily get a life that a normal human being will desire for. The information from the social media page above, prove how social media have a direct influence on peoples body images. After seeing the page above, a podgy person will want to change their body image so that they can be able to attain their desired lives.A person can reduce the body weight either by undergoing diet restriction or too much exercising. Hence this prove that social media should be blamed for the negative body image in our society.
The newspaper article explores the negative effects of social media, to the society, as it explains a real life situation of Kelsey Hibberd who became psychologically affected by the use of social media like facebook. She was judged by her peers on facebook because of her body image (physical appearance) which made her loose her self-esteem and feel unwanted in the society. People's comment on her body image, made her to have a concern on simple things like “the shape of her eye brows and the size of her forehead”. She remained with a small number of friends in facebook because of her fear, fear to be judged. Kelsey says "I would have been subject to much more abuse if I'd had more friends on social media." She did not appreciate her body image because of people’s comments. Kelsey did not die in water, she was able to surmount her fear and the low self-esteem. Today, she is a teacher to other people who are facing the same problem, where the social media lower their self-esteem. The article concludes that social media not only affect teenagers but all the members of the society, as proved by 60% of the adults being affected by the same problem. This results to an increasing number of people performing plastic surgery. This article show how the social media should be blamed for the negative body images. It explains a real life situation, where social media is the cause of people's low self-esteem. Low self-esteem cause people to despise their body image, hence easily influence changes to their body image. The attempt to change one's body image is what causes negative body image, as it can cause a person to have different diet disorders like anorexia.
Users of social media tend to post pictures of different models for advertisement. The picture taken can be “computer generated images,”so as to present models with flawless beauty,this attracts customers.These picture of models, with flawless beauty, have negative impact on people body image. Most of the teenager especially girls are affected as they wish to reach the advertised beauty, in terms of their body image. They believe that the body images, in the picture posted, show what the real beauty is. Most of the picture posted have models with slim bodies compared to their body image in real life,this is why the picture are computerized. These computerized body images cause dissatisfaction on one's body image. Hence, most teenagers attempt to change their body image which in result brings diet associated disorders. The teenagers go start dieting so that they can be able to attain their admired beauty (not knowing it is not real), as displayed in the pictures posted. The statistics shows that boys are not speared from this either, they are affected by pictures of different male models with six packs and abs. The boys aim at building a muscular body even though they are at a young age, they tend to start exercising a lot, so that they can gain a muscular body. The video give the reasons to why the social media is to be blamed for the negative body image for most of the teenagers in the society. The social media have pictures that are computer genarated and hence unattainable in real life situation. This is why most of the teens who try to imitate the models never make it-to attain the body image displayed which show perfection. The idea of perfection from the social media cause people to have dissatisfaction with their body images. This has a great impact on people's way of viewing things, this causes negative body image due to the act of despising oneself.
Social media is mostly used in today’s world, as means of communication. This means, it is difficult for people to escape from the reach of social media. Research shows that people who spend much time in social media are likely to have much concern about their body images. This comes about due to peoples comments on different pictures. People have dissatisfaction with their body image because they see pictures posted on social media, which have models with admirable beauty or just friends, but looking amazingly beautiful. The article shows how social media is to blame for negative body image,because social media cause people to have much concern on their body image. The concern comes from, the way people in the social media post the unattainable beauty. It’s an unattainable beauty because of the use of different filters and computerization. People have to have an attractive body image- where the sense of an attractive body image is known according to people’s comments on different picture in the media not a personal comments - to be able to have good comments from the people who are using the social media.