please stop romanticizing eating disorders on tiktok

please stop romanticizing eating disorders on tiktok

what are your thoughts on this community on TikTok, is it really like tumblr or do you think it’s beneficial??

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  1. Cristina Dona on April 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    I find it quite distasteful to make the kind of jokes about barely eating anything a day especially if you don’t even have an eating disorder and your just doing it for attention. People who are and have been through stuff like this shouldn’t have to remember what it’s like when they go on tiktok. I used to be so stressed out that I barely ate anything all week and after a while ,not eating just became a coping mechanism and a distraction from that stress, so even though I never had weight image issues it still hurts to see these. The thing about eating the berries at night was particularly awful because I used to sneak downstairs at night to eat because I hated eating dinner with my parents because they always screamed at each other during meal times and I only ever stuck around for a few minutes anyway. And because I was used skipping so many meals by the time I ate I was only ever able to eat a tiny portion of food when night came.

  2. ♡𝚙𝚞𝚍𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐♡ on April 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    U know I just spent two hours of my day on ed twitter, because I stumbled upon it and I’m just……. I don’t even know what to feel I just feel sad these girls (unfortunately it’s mostly girls but other genders aswell go through this) being insecure, and depressed, I want to help and comment to them since I want to support them for recovery but I’m afraid of getting lashed out at aswell I saw one account shaming ppl who are over weight and making a “fatspo” where they post ppl who are over weight (which they look fine to me) and bully them. I just feel terrible. Sorry for this whole paragraph it’s just there is so much ppl on Ed twitter and it’s so toxic..

  3. Shantorey Wilkins on April 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm


  4. 운명 on April 14, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Why aren’t EDs like BED,Bulima, AFRID and pica romanticized? Im waiting for my answer TikTok.

  5. flappychar on April 14, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Yeah, it comes in all ages. My mom is 33 and she has a eating disorder.

  6. 100% Peanuts on April 14, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Eugena Cooney is thinner than ever. sad.

  7. Katie on April 14, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Honestly so glad I didn’t have access to this stuff as a kid. I already suffered with eating disorder tendencies and body dysmorphia as it was, so if I’d have been exposed to it at such a young age I’m 99% sure I would’ve fallen into a deep deep deep ED

  8. The Wasabi on April 14, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    I’m not sure who to ask. I’m slightly embarrassed to but is it possible to have anorexia nervosa while overweight? As an example, an overweight person is told not to eat by multiple people including doctor. They then focus on eating less than 800 calories a day sometimes skip a day or two if they eat closer to the 800 mark…the people around them (family) are happy that the person is eating less. So because of that, the person is feeling encouraged to just stay busy and start forgetting to eat. Their body has not really changed and weight fluctuates. Would that be still considered anorexia? I feel silly for asking.

  9. Bri D on April 14, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    I’m so fat I’m 11 and Im over 150 pounds at this point wanna starve my self to death can you blame me 🤷🏽‍♀️ I just wanna die at this point even my mom calls me far my brother calls me fat like everyone calls me fat like I’m 11 and I’m over 150 pounds I’ve seen kids my age that are 90 Pounds sometimes I just look at them like there so lucky

  10. OptimistPrime69 on April 14, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    *Looks at girls eating berries*
    *Looks at my rosemary focaccia with garlic mayo*
    "That is very much adequate." *Eats more focaccia and wishes I had some berries to have with it as well*

  11. Kianna Cat on April 14, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Oml there are people who encourage it. I came across a tiktok and I commented on how pretty someone was (yes Ik I’m not ok and neither are they) she offered to be friends and my coach for weight loss. I took up that opportunity

  12. Felicia Fee on April 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Wow 5 minutes in & haven’t showed nothing

  13. Jay Mateo on April 14, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    For anyone wondering, the pro-… community started with the older millennials on those really simple html forums back in the 90s/early00s and it overlapped pretty much completely with the self h_rm and pill popping groups. There were probably preinternet meetups too

  14. chim rose on April 14, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    I remember how I used to starve myself until I could feel precisely 8 bones. it started when I was 9 and I still struggle with it now art the age of 18. the worst part is all the validation you get from people. people constantly tell me I look "delicate". i’ve been told that the vintage style looks beautiful on me. all this paise and validation makes it IMPOSSIBLE to WANT to get better. and let’s not forget how competitive eds are. all it takes is one look at a skinny girl and suddenly, I need to starve to make sure I am thinner and prettier.

    but good news!! over the years, my bmi has gone from 13.5 to 18.6 !!! and I did it on my own !!!! 🙂

  15. Kariinstar on April 14, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I keep getting weight loss ads on Google and I am struggling to gain weight. I eat more than the regular amount. Heck I eat to the point that I look and feel like I’m going to explode, but I need to do that or else I will lose weight and look like I am starving. I was once put on a medication to eat more and it made me so hungry that I would wake up early to sneak large amounts of food. And still, as a 5’1 person, I can’t gain enough weight. I hate the shitty ads that promote fasting

  16. Ivyy on April 14, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    i started using tiktok less bc tiktok is just tumblr in a fancy package.
    There is always body checking EVEN IN FRICKING DANCE VIDEOS. and when someone calls them out they get so mad and say "i just wanted to show the outfit" or say they’re jealous. They make body checking and anorexia as an aesthetic it’s so sick and triggering.

  17. RYAN FEDER on April 14, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    “Stop doing whatever you want and broadcasting it to the world on social media platforms that are made to allow you to do whatever you want and broadcast it to the world” That’s social media. Take it or leave it…

  18. Daniella Arjona on April 14, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    This is the main reason I deleted tiktok because of the constant reminder of my eating disorder! This isn’t funny and this isn’t a trend! Please seek help

  19. nick on April 14, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    8:26 i love that for me not for anyone else but i screenshotted it and i’m gonna copy it and use it

  20. bluebies on April 14, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    wow you talk ALOT

  21. Technicola on April 14, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    I don’t think I have an eating disorder, I checked my weight against my height on the BMI and if I was in the healthy range. If I was any lighter I would be in the underweight range. That said, I still feel like I’m not skinny enough, and sometimes I just forget to eat for a while or feel like I don’t want to because the pain feels good, or feel like I just shouldn’t. But, I’m working hard on my mental health, and content like this is awsome. So thank you so much. ☺️🙏

  22. Eliana berry on April 14, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Honestly I have a huge disorder by I will not eat for like 10 hours and I’m less then 13 years and I need food to grow, I have major anxiety and depression I don’t have a therapist or anything. I’m just enjoying watching people trying to stop a bad trend thanks

  23. Kotaro on April 14, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    I found some video saying “I’m not gonna eat for a week cuz i wanna be a good love and pretty 😘” like, what

  24. Sarah Hawkinson on April 14, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I forgot to add the graphic @ 3:40 but it said “need help?” with the suicide prevention line and “get tips an support” just fyi

  25. Patrick W. Dunne on April 14, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Wait, I didn’t know Possessed by Horror had a personal channel! Or is it the other way around?

  26. Sam on April 14, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    *SO MUCH YES. I’m an MtF transwoman myself and it seems like people glorify more feminine, slender bodies which is a product of patriarchy. It sickens me to think that men are dumping their clotted loads onto their phone screens in response to these women’s bodies.*

  27. The swaggyiest shart on April 14, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Friendly reminder: calories are not bad, they’re not “creatures” they aren’t evil. They are simply units of energy which is a ๑GOOD๑ thing!

  28. Kelsey Coderre on April 14, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    THANK YOU for ME when ever i see theses videos i feel i have to match or im "faking"

  29. OptimistPrime69 on April 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I have some normal weightspo/fatspo: The feeling of fullness and well-being and health you get after a good meal is way better than some fleeting approval from people that will ultimately feel empty after the shine wears off.

  30. Bailey Moran on April 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I’m personally a big user of dark humor, but I do not use it in front of a general audience, make it clear that I’m joking about my own trauma and experiences, and I double-check everything to make sure it doesn’t look like I’m promoting some sort of terrible ideology, or damaging behavior.

  31. xippies .•* ୨୧ on April 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    i had to skip through the whole intro because u didnt shut tthe fuck up

  32. Sexy trash on April 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    I’m recovering from an eating disorder by myself without professional help at 15 years old and I feel good 💃

  33. Lia FG on April 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    I got food issues form tik tok still struggling I WISH I never downloaded that app.

  34. Boop on April 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    I walked a lot today and I did a workout but I let myself eat one sugary thing and i feel shit

  35. Megan Elizabeth on April 14, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve had an eating disorder and participated in self harm for over 10 years and I would never blatantly post about it and show cuts or anything else. That’s so messed up. It’s not “cute” to be mentally ill. It’s torture.

  36. Elmo on April 14, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    i love your content so much!

  37. Rihanna Nava on April 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Some Ed tiktoks can be really helpful but many people just glamorize these things and it’s very difficult to watch

  38. tarrlok's princess on April 14, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    This has been going on for a long time. I remember ‘wishing I could be anorexic’ since I was 8 years old. And then in 7th grade a lot of girls were “going” anorexic. And now many years later I still have those feelings and I can’t get rid of them

  39. Margaret’s crazy, crafty, *life* on April 14, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    The 8pm reminder app thingy hashtag is often used for S/H so yeahhh there is definitely a community for that too… don’t ask how I know😀

  40. carmen alvarez on April 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm


  41. Andyspokemonchannel× on April 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Uhhhh i mean i always been naturally skinny.. so im 5’7 and 115 pounds. Even after having a baby i still weight the same. I just always been naturally thin same with my mom and grandma too. So its prob just genetic. But i never had these issues.

  42. Braelyn M. on April 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    what is the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder?

  43. luvtepy on April 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Most of these are vents, not romanticizing ed’s.

  44. E on April 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    i want to be able to eat chocolate and soft drinks without feeling like i’m doing something wrong, my dad bought a toblerone after work and was so excited to share with me and it broke my heart to turn him down. he’s the best dad

  45. ellana chughtai on April 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    They could be doing the 5:2

  46. 𝗦𝗔𝗗 𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗘𝗥 =[ on April 14, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I’ve never struggled with eating disorder but I love this video, your amazing and I’m glad we still have people like you here!

  47. Bailey and the K’s on April 14, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Just don’t watch the videos that are trigger you,

  48. Bria Steinbruner on April 14, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Thank you so much for bringing light to this, I am so happy that this is finally being talked about. As someone who has been anorexic and still struggles with food, I hope that this mentality changes that anorexia is okay! it is sickening.

  49. Elise Hopkins on April 14, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Not enough people are talking about this

  50. Ashley Wilcox FoTF Mod on April 14, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Of herbs and altars has a great video on the pro Ana group with a diff perspective I highly recommend

    EDT: I commented this a year ago :p