The world revolves; so do trends. The media’s impact on harming teens’ body image is questioned by a lot of people. The media communicate through television, radio, newspapers, and the internet. This is the only reason why trends could be known by a lot of people in a short amount of time. In the meantime, Media should be known as the main source where harmful images or non harmful images spread. Media does harm teens’ body image. In specific, Media makes teens, especially females, not appreciate their body; in fact, every girl is pretty in her own way. Although some claim that media does not harm teens body image, in reality, it does. As a result, teens try to get an attractive physique, so they work extra hard and take pills to accelerate the time of achieving the “proportional” shape.
Media does harm on teens’ body image especially because of models’ perfect appearance. Therefore, teens cannot appreciate their own perfect appearance by looking at media pictures. According to The Image Retouch Artist, photographers use sophisticated computer techniques to improve celebrities’ appearances.The evidence suggests that photoshop makes teens compare themselves to a model figure that will be impossible to achieve. Using photoshop will obviously make models even sexier, hotter, and skinnier, which makes teens have a higher expectation on themselves to be that way. consider that person is fat and works out to hard to get a dreamy shape, kinds of fatal obsession for those teens in the future are leading.In conclusion, media does harm teens by promoting images of perfection by photoshop that no real human can attain.
Recently, media is known well on harming teens’ body image. As a result, teens try to get an appealing physique in a short amount of time. Teens tend to take pills, and also take steroids to build muscle in accelerated time. In Pumped Up, Marcos Cano argues that 78 percent of high school athletes tried to improve their bodies by taking supplements and using anabolic steroids. The evidence suggests that using anabolic steroids and taking supplements could lead into dangerous drug habits. If this does happen, teens’ high expectation on their future will be dark. Therefore, Media does harm teens’ body image by leading teens to take pills and use steroids to get the ideal body in a short amount of time.
On the other hand, some opponents argue that media also helps teens to be fitter since they want a dreamy body; they work out and change their diets into a healthier lifestyle. In Dying to be Thin, Marcos Cano argues that there are 68 percent of girls and 55 percent of guys are doing exercise to lose weight. Also 52 percent of girls, and 28 percent of guys dieted to lose their weight. This example is used to illustrate that guys and girls are trying to lose weight by exercising to stay in shape and to be healthy. However, this argument fails to consider that exercising to lose fat and also dieting to lose weight is good. Exercising too much could lead to a fatality that leads them to death and also dieted to lose weight is not good, since girls and boys could take pills that burn fats without working out; to stay in shape, guys use steroids and drink proteins. Basically, kids health is saying that about 5% of teen boys and 2.5% of teen girls have used some form of anabolic steroids, proteins, and taking supplements. The evidence indicates that drinking proteins, taking supplements, and use anabolic steroids could cause a dangerous drugs habits which again, could cause a fatal future. After looking closely at both sides of the issue and the evidence, one can see that media are affecting the teens negatively.
To conclude, media does harm teens’ body image. Instead of building a healthy lifestyle, teens tend to take pills and steroids. Also, they workout severely which could lead to fatality, in order accelerate the time .In fact, they dare to starve themselves to get a dreamy body that images in media show. Overall, teens should realize that images in media are retouched, they are not real. Teens should stop taking steroids and drinking pills and also, starving themselves; start a new healthy routine for a better future.