8 Myths You Need To Stop Believing About Body Dysmorphia

America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, isn’t perfect, which we definitely know because no one is perfect. She’s clumsy and a total goofball, just like us. J-Law is pretty good about saying the right things. She made brilliant comments about the violating release of her nude pictures. She’s quipped back when people discuss her weight in movies and on the red carpet. She seems to totally get it, but recently she done goofed by explaining that she has “reverse body dysmorphia.” Uh, what?

In a press tour interview for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, Jennifer chimed in when Josh Hutcherson discussed being retouched. Obviously, J-Law has been retouched before, and she expressed how she has a different idea of how she really looks, “I have just such an idea of myself where I’m just like a Victoria’s Secret model all the time. And then when I see the truth I’m just like, ‘What?!’ You should see what I look like in my mind, I have reverse body dysmorphia.”

It was a very poor choice of words, and I don’t think J-Law was trying to offend anyone at all. But it opens up an important conversation about the seriousness of body dysmorphia. It’s a real disease that affects a lot of people and is surrounded by misconceptions so it’s time to stop believing these myths about it right now:

 
Did you think any of these myths were true? Do you have BDD? What else do you want people to know? Tell us in the comments!
 
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