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Eugenia Cooney is an American YouTuber and model known controversy surrounding her physical appearance.
On June 17th, 2011, Cooney joined YouTube and uploaded her first video on May 12th, 2013 entitled "Outfits of the Week" which gained over 1.7 millions views, 9,000 likes and 3,000 dislikes in six years (shown below).
On February 8th, 2016 Cooney uploaded her most popular video as of February 11th, 2019. The video entitled "My Mom Turns Me PREPPY" has gained 22 million views, 505,000 likes and 53,000 dislikes in three years (shown below, left). He second most popular being "My Favorite Summer Tops" uploaded on June 22nd, 2015 with 9 million views, 63,000 likes and 33,000 dislikes
As of February 9th, 2019, Eugenia Cooney's YouTube Channel has 1.5 million subscribers, as well as nearly 190 million views. Her Twitter account is followed by 140,000 users and her Instagram account is followed by 46,000 Instagram users.
On October 2016, user Lynn Cloud posted a petition entitled "Temporarily Ban Eugenia Cooney off of YouTube" to Change.org. The petition labeled Cooney a bad influence because of her weight. The petition, with a goal of 25,000 signatures, managed to reach over 18,000 signatures before being taken down.
Eugenia Cooney has a serious medical condition and needs to seek help. She has been influencing her viewers by her serious underweight condition. She has not been getting better since the day she started YouTube, she's getting more and more sick each day. And it's honestly like she does this bodily harm to herself and shows young girls, such as her viewers on social media that it is "okay", to be suffering from a medical condition such as Anorexia-Nervosa. It is physically & medically to be that skinny without denying treatment such as she does. She has not got any treatment. And is triggering her fan base.
She may not be intentionally influencing her viewers, but showing more than 50% of her body in her videos and pictures are not helping girls with Anorexia or any eating disorder.
Her audience on YouTube & YouNow ranges from 12-21 years of age. Being her age audience is in these guidelines, 13-19 years of age is the common peaking age of developing an eating disorder. She has been doing nothing to get help. A lot of her audience are young females and some have already battled Anorexia and other eating disorders, Eugenia is setting a bad example for her fellow followers, fans, and friends.
She's also been known for posting content on YouTube in under-dressed clothes. She shows off her body like it's nothing and says "it's not for attention". She knows that she's influencing young teenage girls into thinking being 60 lbs. is normal. It's most definitely not.
Ever since she has moved out of her mother's house recently, she has been getting skinnier and skinnier. This clearly isn't a "high metabolism" or any other type of losing body weight uncontrollably condition. But a condition that is forced, and seems forced. In recent pictures of her, her skin hangs off of her inner elbow. When you compare pictures of her to "super model skinny", she beats their weight times 10.
Did you know? Every 62 minutes, someone dies as a result from an eating disorder.
This petition is NOT to dismay her, insult her, nor belittle her. This is for her to get help, and for her young teenage audience to not be exposed to such conditions.
On October 14, 2016, she made a video discussing what she believes are people hating her, referencing the petition (shown below, left). On November 13, 2016, she made another video that references the petition, discussing whether or not YouTube will ban her over her "skinniness" (shown below, right).
Kingdom Hearts Cosplay Video
On January 28, 2019, Eugenia Cooney released a video called "Kingdom Hearts Kairi Cosplay Transformation and Makeup Tutorial!" In the video she cosplays as Kairi from the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The video quickly gained over 1.4 million views, 15,000 likes and 65,000 dislikes in a few weeks (shown below).
Many commentators showed concern over the appearance of Cooney, with many pointing out a drastic change compared to a few months ago. On February 3, 2019, Youtuber PewDiePie released a video addressing Eugenia's new video, asking his followers to give her help and love (shown below). Many Twitter users continued to be concerned as she had not posted to social media in the weeks after the Kingdom Hearts video.
On February 10, 2019, Eugenia Cooney tweeted, "Hi guys! I appreciate the concern. I’m taking a break from social media and voluntarily working on this with my doctor privately. Please respect that." The status was retweeted 5,816 times and liked 68,000 times within the day (shown below).
On July 19th, 2019, five months after her last tweet, Eugenia Cooney tweeted, "Seeing so much support is making me cry. 😭 Thank you guys so so much for being so kind and positive towards me. It's been a really difficult year and it's a hard journey, but if I can overcome my demons, know that you can too. Love you all ❤️❤️❤️" (shown below). The tweet gained over 197,900 likes and 11,900 shares in five days.
On July 19th, Cooney uploaded a short video titled, "I'm Back" (shown below, left). The video briefly explained that she was in rehab and is thankful for the support she had received. The video gained over 6.3 million views and 693,000 likes in four days. That same day, Shane Dawson uploaded an hour long documentary titled "The Return of Eugenia Cooney" in which Dawson toured Cooney's home and asked her about her time in rehab (shown below, right). The video garnered over 24.1 million views and 1.7 million likes in four days.
That same day, after watching the Dawson documentary, Cooney's longtime friend Jaclynn Genn uploaded a video to YouTube titled, "The Return Of Eugenia Cooney – The Real Truth (Full Story)" (shown below). The video described how the house Cooney lives in is toxic and her mother was not a good support for Eugenia. They described an instance in which Eugenia's mother acted against an intervention and fought against Cooney's hospitalization. The video gained over 1.2 million views in four days.
On July 20th, Twitter users responded to both videos with mixed reviews. Twitter user @wobblyglitch tweeted that, "The Shane Dawson documentary is a fail, her eating disorder has not been taken seriously" (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 200 likes in three days. That same day, @Dromey442 responded to backlash against Glenn's video saying, "Eugenia is still not safe as long as her mother is still manipulating her!" (shown below, right). The tweet accumulated over 670 likes in three days.
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