She Photoshopped Her Body Based On Trolls' Comments To Shows How Ugly Cyberbullying Is

#TrollingIsUgly

In today's society, we are constantly faced with criticism about the way we look — especially on social media. Recently, Instagram blogger Chessie King showed what would happen if she listened to the trolls. Using Photoshop to alter her body in accordance with hateful comments, she was able to make a point about the effects of cyberbullying. 

For the project, King partnered with Cybersmile, an organization committed to stopping cyberbullying, and posted a message about self-love on her Instagram, where she has 334,000 followers. 

"THIS IS ME. THIS IS MY BODY," King captioned her video. "No flattering angles, no flattering lighting, just me & my body feeling on top of the [world]. We all have days where we feel super duper good but we don't share them enough. I want YOU to feel confident enough to dance around in your underwear & embrace any wobble you have!" 

"Come at me keyboard warriors, you can say what you want but nothing will knock me down," she added.

And then came those "keyboard warriors."

In her Instagram stories, King showed the numerous hateful comments she received on her photos. "She so fatty," one read. "Girls shouldn't lift weights, your arms are wayyyyyyy too big," another said. 

King screenshotted the messages and posted them, adding her own commentary and subsequent photos that altered her appearance. She made her breasts bigger, her waist smaller, her eyebrows disappear, etc., all to show just how ridiculous the trolls' comments are. In each resulting photo, she looked less and less like herself, and in a final video, she was completely unrecognizable. 

"#TrollingIsUgly," she captioned. 

Cybersmile compiled her stories into a YouTube video, reminding viewers that cyberbullying can lead to severe physical and mental illness. 

"I really hope that this helps anyone at any age, who could have 25 followers to over 2 million followers, to know that they're not alone and there is help out there," King told Mashable. "I also hope this will inspire people to shut the trolls out and refuse to take horrible messages to heart."

Hopefully, King's latest message will continue resonating with people online, encouraging an end to online (and offline!) bullying.

(H/T: Mashable)

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