Chloe Grace Moretz Describes 'Headf***' Of 'Family Guy Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin' Meme She Said Caused Her Years Of Body Issues

September 27th, 2022 - 2:05 PM EDT by Aidan Walker

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Chloe Grace Moretz and the Family Guy legs meme.

Earlier today, actress Chloe Grace Moretz, of Kick-Ass and Carrie fame, shared her perspective on growing up as a child actress and being the subject of memes in an interview with Hunger magazine, resulting in a massive surge of interest surrounding the 2016 viral meme.


In the interview, Moretz described how seeing images of her body circulated in public, discussed and edited by strangers, was “a headf***” that troubled her psychologically and impacted her view of herself. In particular, she pointed to a meme that many commentators related to a Family Guy clip of Peter Griffin.

The photo featured her picking up pizza with what, from the way the photograph was taken, appear to be unusually long legs. The character that was then connected to the meme in the summer of 2016 is known as "Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin," described as Peter's "great aunt."


While the image and meme may have circulated in a lighthearted way back in 2016, it subsequently spawned many others similar in nature, and Moretz shared that she experienced them negatively. Her body went on to become a minor recurring joke to many memers in the following years with a multitude of variations.


The memes and images of her body circulating online eventually contributed to Moretz making the choice to live with more awareness and consideration for her mental health. She has since spoken up about body shaming issues in the past.


It is well-known and discussed that fame (particularly as a child) often comes with consequences. Recently, Jennette McCurdy's memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died also described the tough toll of being a public figure at a young age.


Fame in the age of memes is another component of this debate, with some critics arguing that modern technology allows often-anonymous posters to make fun of, mock and belittle prominent people, giving them less control over their self-presentation and narratives.

Moretz herself, meanwhile, is posting heavily about her gaming habits and also about her upcoming project "The Peripheral."




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