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Social Media can be blamed for body image because it cause dissatisfaction and negative thoughts at one self when they see how other people look better in the media than they do. Chris Downs and Sheila Harrison on Sex Roles: A journal of research, they found out that 1 out 3.8 television commercials have a message about how attractive people look.
Also that viewers receive around 260 advertisements related to
attractiveness per year or at least 14 per day. It also affects teenagers in college, mostly girls, they have eating dissatisfaction because they fear to gain weight. They want to have that "attractive look" they see on the media.
The statistics show that around 92 percent of the women are not pleased with their bodies and diet to accomplish their unattainable body shape. Unluckily, only 5 percent are women who are naturally born with the body type "genetics" and are usually represented by Americans in the media.
In conclusion, there are hundreds of reports and concerns about how the media has been fooling people or giving them a fake idea on how they look. But all in all, the media can be used to do both good and evil. But can we continue to blame the media for every negative thought girls have about themselves?