Chloë Grace Moretz has more to say about that ‘cruel’ ‘Family Guy’ meme: ‘Have compassion’


Chloë Grace Moretz is candidly discussing the emotional aftermath of a cruel “Family Guy” meme that went viral in 2016.

The 25-year-old actress is revealing what she hopes fans will take away from her September Hunger magazine profile, in which she says the meme made her a “recluse.”

“I think the big thing is that compassion is a really key thing in humanity and just being kind with the words that you say with one another, the things you say online,” Moretz told Entertainment Tonight while walking the red carpet at “The Peripheral” premiere on Tuesday.

She continued: “I think compassion is key and I hope that the world can have a little bit more of that.”

The paparazzi photo of which Moretz has been referring to shows her carrying a pizza box and wearing a black top, heels and shorts.

Family Guy - Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin is Peter Griffin's great-aunt. Her legs indeed go all the way up. In "Amish Guy", Peter pledges to lose weight in order to ride a roller coaster in Columbus, OH. He insists that when he gets done he'll look as good as his great-aunt. However, when his great-aunt shows off her legs in a cutaway gag, a passer-by reacts in horror, calling her a monster.
The “Family Guy” character Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin in the episode “Amish Guy.”
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People drew comparisons to the “Family Guy” character Legs Go All the Way Up Griffin in an episode of the show called “Amish Guy.” People edited the photo of the “Kick-Ass” star so that her midsection looked shorter and her legs looked longer.

In her “Hunger” interview published last month, Moretz described how the meme and photoshopped images led to her to suffer from body dysmorphia.

This snap of Moretz led to the Family Guy meme.
This snap of Moretz led to the viral “Family Guy” meme in 2016.
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“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,’” she said.

“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,’ ” the “Brain on Fire” star said. 

The experience forced Moretz to reevaluate her career and she even turned down film projects.

Chloë Grace Moretz discussed her struggle with body dysmorphia.
Chloë Grace Moretz discussed her struggle with body dysmorphia.
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She added: “To this day, when I see that meme, it’s something very hard for me to overcome.” Moretz noted how the offensive photo made her “kind of sad,” and made her feel too uncomfortable to go out in public.

Moretz sought therapy to discuss her issues and her body dysmorphia.

“I think that body dysmorphia — which we all deal with in this world — is extrapolated by the issues of social media. It’s a headf- -k,” she said.