Viral TikTok Shows Why Millennial Women Have Negative Body Image


If you're a Millennial, that means you grew up in the '80s or '90s when we were all fair bombed with constant content about weight loss and fad diets and which size 4 celebrity was hideously fat and therefore unlovable. It was a brutal time of growing up, and I know it was for most of us fought With our body image since that time, and no wonder! It was everywhere. It was absolutely ubiquitous. And now creator Hayley Madigan has rounded up just a small handful of examples in a viral TikTok.

This video contains an important warning: If you are still struggling with this and are not ready to see women criticized for their perfectly normal bodies, do not watch this video. Enjoy your inner peace and carry on with your day.


@hayleymadiganfitness: “@hayleymadiganfitness: “POV: You grew up in the 90s and now you realize why your relationship with your body was so bad… Whether in magazines, on talk shows, or on reality TV… we saw women being criticized all the time became. We are still not where we want to be, but I feel like something is changing and we will ensure that future generations do not have to endure the same pressures and problems that we faced back then .” Video & caption by @hayleymadiganfitness ❤️

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The video for Billie Eilish's “What Was I Made For” begins with a clip from Britney Spears' 1999 interview with Dutch television host Ivo Niehe, in which he told her: “Everyone is talking about it… your breasts.” Britney was 17 years old at the time.

The next clip shows Howard Stern insulting Anna Nicole Smith.

“The way you dress, I don’t think you’re aware that you’re a heavy-set woman,” he says.

She shrinks back in her seat and replies, “I know I’m a big woman. So what?”

Stern then asks her to get on the scale live on his show.

The next clip shows Scott Disick telling Kourtney Kardashian that he didn't fall in love with her because she was “a few extra pounds,” but that he fell in love with her when she was “super skinny,” so she no longer has her ideal weight.

The clips just keep coming, one after the other. Simon Cowell tells one American idol I hope that despite her “beautiful” voice, her weight makes her look like a “shop girl.” There's Jay Leno joking that Bill Clinton was a liar because he was said to praise Monica Lewinsky's character. It's like standing in the checkout line at the grocery store again and seeing the tabloids with pictures of celebrity women who have “let themselves go” – women who we now know were maybe a size 6? Remember it?

Anyway, take care, Millennials. Your body is just your body, no matter what it looks like, and it has nothing to do with how wonderful you are. And the opinions of others (especially men) have no influence at all.