“Thigh Gap” has become an unhealthy obsession for many young girls around the world in the past few months. “Thigh gap” refers to the space between your inner thighs. If you can see through your thighs when your feet are together, you have thigh gap.
This is frickin’ terrible. Just terrible.
Thigh gap is NOT healthy. It’s not realistic. It’s not even cute!
Recently, the Daily Mail reported, that plastic surgeons are seeing a rise in demand for thigh-specific cosmetic procedures.
One British cosmetic clinic, LoveLite, told the Daily Mail they’ve seen a 240 percent rise in demand for procedures like lipoglaze, which freezes up fat cells so they die and disappear.
This craze needs to stop immediately. #StopTheThighGap
After reading more about this new unhealthy trend that I’ve been hearing about so much in the past 6 months, I decided to do a little more research to see what pictures are posted on social media.
I was shocked…in a great way.
Instagram is already restricting any post that is tagged with #thighgap
If you search #thighgap, you will get no images.
Well done, Instagram!!! Now girls can’t compare their thighs to other girl’s thighs to compete on who has a bigger thigh gap.
I then typed in #thighgaps (with an S) to see if I could find any images. Instagram finds results with #thighgaps but it makes sure to give you a warning message before viewing the photos.
This is the best thing I’ve ever seen social media do. I absolutely love that Instagram has connected the hashtag with eating disorders. When someone gets a pop up warning about eating disorders after their Instagram search, maybe that will be their first clue to knowing it’s an unhealthy trend. #StopTheThighGap
If you click on “Learn More”, it takes you to the NationalEatingDisorders.org website.
Ahhhhhmazing! Thank you Instagram!!!
If you don’t agree with this error message…maybe you will after you see what I saw when I actually clicked “Show Posts”.
This was one of the first images I saw when I searched #ThighGaps.
This is sick. Frickin’ sick!
If people are posting images like this and trying to promote that calories are the enemy and avoiding calories is the way to get that sought after “thigh gap”, then it needs to be banned.
The sad part is that I know girls are out there thinking that they need stop eating in order to get this gap between their thighs.
Newsflash….we need calories to survive! Calories are definitely NOT the enemy and thigh gap isn’t a good look on you either. It’s screaming “Eating Disorder”.
If you’re obsessed with obtaining a thigh gap, I also encourage you to check out the NationalEatingDisorders.org website for some valuable information.
Love Yourself, Love YOUR body! <<< Without a thigh gap of course 😉
What do you think of social media banning hashtags referring to Thigh Gap? Do you think it will help? Leave a comment below.