Nearly 20,000 people have signed an online petition begging a popular vlogger to get help with a perceived eating disorder. At the time of writing, a Change.org petition
has over 16,000 signatures all pleading with YouTube to have Eugenia Cooney removed from the site over health concerns. According to her channel,
Cooney, who lives in Upstate New York has nearly 1 million subscribers. Her vlogs typically deal with style and fashion tips.
According to ATTN,
"Petitioners have expressed concern that Cooney's thin appearance is sending a bad message to young fans." While the creator of the petition says that Cooney "has a serious medical condition and needs to seek help."
The creator, Lynn Cloud, adds, "She knows that she's influencing young teenage girls into thinking being 60 lbs. is normal. It's most definitely not. Ever since she has moved out of her mother's house recently, she has been getting skinnier and skinnier. This clearly isn't a 'high metabolism' or any other type of losing body weight uncontrollably condition."
While Cooney appeared to address the controversy in a recent video saying,
"I just don't really feel like that's ever really a good thing to do to people, guys. If anything, the whole situation has been kind of upsetting. I'm doing OK, because I'm used to getting hate on the internet. Seeing a lot of dislikes, I just really feel like that's not going to make anyone feel good."
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