After Chung posted a photo of herself and her mother through the photo-sharing app, commenters ignited a debate over what they viewed as her overly thin legs.
Responses included Ew shes so skinny its gross, Im worried for her too and Ur ugly. Conversely, a number of viewers expressed envy over the same feature that drew others disdain (comments such as like your legs and give me your legs proliferated).
Two hours after posting the image, Chung fired back: Ok everyone thanks for the teen angst discussions, she wrote. People are different sizes. Im not actively trying to be thinspo for anyone. I am now making this acct private. Byeeeeeeee.
Thinspo, or thinspiration, refers to images and tips which, when shared online, inspire disordered eating. Web users in search of thinspo materials often appropriate images of celebrities who dont intend for their private snaps to motivate dangerous behaviour.
Chung, who told ELLE I never think my legs are sexy, has spoken out against fans admiring her thinness. She also suspended activity on her Twitter account for a time after growing exasperated at the number of messages calling her anorexic.
It angers me because I dont want to be a pinup for young girls just for being thin, she told OK! Magazine earlier this year. I dont want to be admired for being thin as opposed for being dressed welland I don't want the two to get confused.