How would you feel if people were constantly telling you that you're not good enough? That's what Cassey Ho, a fitness trainer known for her workout videos on YouTube, has dealt with on a daily basis.
“Our friends, our families and just random commenters can really change how we feel about our bodies, and make us feel insecure,” she explained to 'People' magazine.
With 830,000 Instagram followers, Ho's body receives non-stop scrutiny, so she decided to find out what she looked like with the "perfect" figure courtesy of Photoshop.
(Photo Credit: YouTube)
Using negative comments such as, "tone up the belly fat and love handles" and "why do all trainers have a six-pack but not you?," Ho created a video in which she's seen contorting herself to fit the ideal image.
Before releasing the video, she also Photoshopped a selfie on Instagram to see what the reaction would be like. Not only was she shocked by the amount of people who wanted to look unnaturally thin, but also by the continuing onslaught of negativity — even though she was supposedly "perfect" in their eyes.
Ho before Photoshop and after. (Photo Credit: YouTube/Instagram)
"On the very same photo, I got some people praising me and others degrading me. What worries me is this: 1. That some people think this is real and that it should be ‘goals.’ 2. That some people still think it’s not good enough,” Ho wrote next to the picture.
As for her reasoning behind releasing the tape, she told 'People,' "The goal is to show that cyber-bullying and mean comments really affect people, and to think before you say something. I hope that people do the exact opposite after seeing this video.”
Watch it below:
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