Help Eugenia Cooney and her fans by taking down her YouTube account
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There are so many videos on YouTube about Eugenia Cooney, a twenty-two-year-old YouTuber with 1.1M subscribers. When you watch a video the only thing I see is the shadows on her arms and knees that are thicker than her thighs. Cooney has a severe eating disorder, whilst this is a major problem in itself, it is even more of a problem that she claims that she is "just kind of naturally like that, I guess" to her subscribers. Help to save Eugenia Cooney, all her 1.1M subscribers and everyone who has been exposed to a video.
Eugenia Cooney's followers are predominantly young girls, giving them the impression that it is healthy to look like herself. An example of a video is her latest summer outfits video here where she shows her audience clothes she has bought online. This video is typical of an anorexic 'body check'. some comments on her channel include:
"she's perfectly fine the way she is"
"#1 Goal in life: be as pretty and skinny as her"
"all hail the skeleton queen"
Another comment reading "Maybe if she dies then girls won't be affected anymore. She's so unhealthy"
Eugenia also appears in live videos where she denies having an eating disorder. Onision makes a truthful video about Eugenia Cooney here that exposes some of the behaviours that demonstrate she likes the attention she is getting from comments on her weight and her attempt at hiding her eating disorder.
It is obvious from Eugenia's body language in all her videos that she enjoys being thin: she will place her arms in unnatural positions for example either hiding them into her body or bringing them far away from her torso, never down by her sides, allowing her audience to see either nothing or only the position that makes her arms appear the slightest. In her live streams (that can be seen in Onision's video) she smiles when her weight is mentioned and laughs it off. She stands with her legs slightly bent or with one leg pointing away from her body and the other straight, again giving the smallest view of herself to the camera.
The only way to stop her from dying is to remove this attention, the most of which she receives from her YouTube channel. Help close Eugenia Cooney's YouTube channel to prevent her from killing herself and for promoting eating disorders to her subscribers. Tell YouTube to delete the videos of her telling people she is naturally slim and take down her channel. Eugenia Cooney needs: to be removed from YouTube; a psychiatrist and a dietitian; twice weekly weigh-ins in a specialised hospital, and a target weight that will allow her to return to YouTube.
As an anorexia sufferer myself I received inpatient treatment in the Roehampton Priory Hospital and Springfield University Hospital (UK) where the procedure was the same. I was monitored until I gained weight. If I refused I would be sectioned under the Mental Health Act and fed through a nasal-gastric tube. They would not let me die.
This will open Eugenia Cooney's eyes to the problem she has. It will tell her subscribers that this is not a healthy weight and that people are not naturally as thin as her. This is not a personal attack on Eugenia, but she desperately needs help and her fans need to know this is not what a healthy body looks like.
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