April 5, 2019

There are many instances of unrealistic body types represented in media, which can have a negative effect on impressionably young people. Because of this, Bulimia.com worked on a few recognizable covers to show what that hero would look like with a realistic body type.

“When it comes to perceptions of one’s own body image, we know that starting at a young age people can begin to internalize messages as to what is acceptable and desirable,” said Denise Dunn, AAC’s director of clinical excellence. “By showing these superheroes with the body type of a typical American, we hoped to spark a conversation about body image and the subliminal messages we are sending our young people.”

The rest of the article as well as comic book covers featuring retouched characters can be found here.