To me she looks really sad. Just I feel sad when I see her. There's so much obvious attempt to cover so much of herself. And her entire fan base is so body posi I really don't think they would care?? So its like watching someone hate themselves
-there's nothing in the cooking pot - she had to put a random fruit in the background ??? -she's starting to look like one of those bratz babies more and more every day
This editing is really getting out of control. Like as much as I tease here its sooo sad. Not trying to armchair diagnose either but this is some serious body dysmorphia going on. She seemed to be editing a little more naturally for a while to so I laid off the jokes..but she just cant stop its unfortunate. And honestly if she was just a regular girl with barely any followers I'd leave it alone but she gets like 7k likes on her pics. And it makes me worry how many young and naive girls think she actually looks like that
My grandmother worked in special needs and downs syndrome children are wonderful. But it really isn't wrong or rude to say Erika editing herself looks like she has down syndrome because there are literally facial similarities with the condition. So you see that type of face, you assosciate it with that..It doesn't speak less of anyone with this disability, it just shows how much Erika is editing her facial features and general "aesthetic" and she's done it so much, she's starting to look like she's got a condition herself. Also this is a forum for discussion not a happy place with rainbows and safe spaces haha
Sidenote ..but about her old pictures.. I'm pretty sure she's always** been big. Gained weight.. of course, yes.. but those old pictures of her are also pretty heavily photoshopped. And all the backgrounds are so conveniently out of focus and blurry..Photoshop use started exploding with popularity heavily in the MySpace era with a lot of girls (me included in high school) and she fits that stereotype really well. I'm gonna guess she's always catfished and been a little bigger in photos.. And she just never stopped. Editing away more and more instead of taking care of herself like vicious cycle
As a person who has lost a lot of weight the whole body positive community made me WORSE and it's built off of the shoulders of people like Erika who edit their photos and hate themselves. And it's so funny cause they all act like it's fine, to love yourself no matter what and keep smiling. But won't talk about the real issues ..like I had a fatty liver when I was pretty young from unhealthy food and I wish more instagrammers could open up a dialogue that says while it's okay to love And accept yourself a healthy lifestyle can add years onto your life..there's nothing wrong with saying that. Weight loss absolutely saved the quality of my life so I'm 100% behind the healthy message. And it's not healthy 2 sit on your ass and edit your double chin smaller while pretending u love yourself and your followers
If you're going to wish for nothing more than fame, and be in a self created spotlight, young people will eventually find you because YouTube is a public website with content for all ages. If you make a YouTube that is public you invite criticism inside no matter what your content is. There's nothing wrong with wishing YouTuber's should be more realistic or more honest.. and judging them based on what they choose to show others is fine because that's what they are chosing to do with their time. Nobody forces these people to put personal videos of themselves out there. They do that themselves.. Especially with YouTube being popular and becoming the new "Tv" if you make an account and make videos and want to launch a popular channel for fame reasons or money etc you are asking for attention. Other people can critique what they see publicly because they have the right to question what they are being shown.
Also, plastic surgery is a very severe decision and young people are already making irreversible decisions to their growing bodies. Is it really so bad to tell a YouTube person that their content could be bad for others that they could be influcing or even protect from mistakes they have made??