Body & Media Lab

Renee Engeln at Northwestern University

CNN: Why We Can’t Stop Body Shaming

These days, any sign of body imperfection, particularly being overweight, will bring down the wrath of society — that is, the Internet. In recent weeks, comedian Amy Schumer, actor Wentworth Miller and model Iskra Lawrence have all faced digital scrutiny of their bodies — but whether you’re a celebrity or not, you may find yourself the victim of image-shaming.