“Legging Legs”Now TikTok has banned the latest body shaming trend
TikTok puts an end to the “legging legs” trend. Videos in the title are now banned on the platform.
Thin legs and a big gap between the thighs: this is what “legging legs” look like – at least according to some Tiktok users. Now the platform has banned the hashtag #legginglegs to put an end to the body shaming trend.
Instead of videos of skinny legs, you'll get tips on eating disorders. “You are not alone,” it says. It continues: “If you're going through a tough time or know someone who is going through a tough time, remember: Help is always there.” There is another link with information about eating disorders.
This is what “Legging Legs” means
The trend refers to slender legs presented in tight leggings with a gap between the thighs. The Tenor: Slender legs with thigh gap are especially beautiful.
Individual videos have already received tens of millions of views. Numerous videos have been uploaded to the app by young women who are jealous of other people's perfect “leggings”.
A lot of headwinds to the body shaming trend
But a resistance movement quickly grew. Holly Esler, a therapist, commented in one of the videos: “It's disgusting. Don't let social media tell you that your body is a trend. Also: “When you get fit and wear leggings, you have leggings legs. Wear leggings, be proud, be confident. You have leggings on.”
Nutritionist Catherine Kofot comments in a video: “Many girls I knew in high school developed eating disorders because they were trying to get a thigh gap.”
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