The 20-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis has revealed that tabloid shaming led to body dysmorphia.
“I’m diagnosed with body dysmorphia with reading those stupid f**king tabloids when I was like 13 and feeling like I was ugly, like always,” Tallulah Willis recently revealed (via Page Six) of tabloid criticism and its affect on her self esteem. “I believed the strangers more than the people who loved me because why would the people who love me be honest?”
“That made me start to dress showing off my boobs and my butt and those things that I was getting attention for,” she said of rebelling against the criticism. “It was like denim short shorts, and push up bras so they were sticking to my neck.”
“I was trapped in this body,” she added of also developing an eating disorder. “I started starving myself and losing a bunch of weight and I got down to like 95 pounds. When I lost my curves and when my boobs shriveled up into like nothing and I had no shape, it put me in even more of a cage.”
She’s feeling much better now, she continued, “so beautiful”.
“I think there is this culture that’s being perpetuated where it’s who’s cooler,” she explained. “Like, what am I doing? Let me one-up you… That’s such a vacant way to live.”
UPDATE 6/8/2014: RadarOnline reports Tallulah is in rehab at the moment. “Demi feels so much guilt about Tallulah spiraling out of control like she did,” says a source. It’s like [Demi is] living past experiences all over again. But she’s trying to be strong for her daughter.”
“Tallulah doesn’t know right from wrong, because she was raised without boundaries,” added the source. “She looks for trouble to get attention.”
“Demi was the shoulder to cry on that Tallulah needed so badly,” continued the source. “Demi had been shocked when Tallulah confessed to her but she knew enough not to judge. She knew her daughter needed her, and she was glad she could be there to help.”