Sissy Sheridan Struggles with TikTok Fame — Body Image, Weight and Mental Health
Trigger Warning: Eating disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. Reach out to the National Eating Disorder Foundation (1-800-931-2237) if you or anyone you know suffers from these disorders.
Being famous at a young age has its pros and cons. On the one hand, you are getting the exposure and jumpstart to your career in the entertainment industry.
Whereas on the other hand, you are under public scrutiny most of the time. This public pressure can take a massive toll on one’s life, especially on their mental health.
TikTok star Sissy Sheridan is no stranger to these issues. She got into the limelight when she was in her early teens by acting in movies and series and singing.
This fame brought many troubles to her life, affecting her mental health and weight. As a result, she suffers from body dysmorphia, among other body image-related problems.
However, Sheridan does not shy away from these issues. On the contrary, she is very vocal about them and does not hesitate to call out people who shame her for it.
Sissy Sheridan on Body Image
Sheridan does not like the way she looks and is insecure about her weight. This is because of body dysmorphia. According to Healthline, body dysmorphic disorder is a mental illness in which people obsess about a minor defect or nonexistent problems on their bodies.
With this condition, regardless of how many times a victim is provided with the facts, they have a pervasive sense that their body is different and more damaging than the facts.
Recently, Sheridan addressed her body dysmorphia on her Instagram Stories. One fan asked how she was dealing with the disorder, to which Sheridan replied it was terrible not knowing how she looked all the time.
Sissy Sheridan's Instagram Stories. (Source: itssissysheridan)
Regardless, she knew everything was in her head, and if she felt good, she knew she looked good. This is not the only time she has talked about her body issue.
In May 2020, she confessed she liked her body before she downloaded TikTok and became a sensation. She also opened up about promoting body positivity to others but not doing the same for herself.
On August 2020, Sheridan was disappointed at people on TikTok promoting eating disorders by using her videos. She pointed out that she struggles with her body image, and people using her to encourage eating disorders made her sick.
The same month, she called out a guy for body-shaming her on live and apologizing in private. Recently, she was also accused of getting plastic surgery by a drama channel named anna oop.
Sheridan responded to the accusation on July 14, 2021, via Twitter. She claimed she had no plastic surgery, and the drama channel was spreading fake news about the issue.
The TikTok sensation added that she supported anyone who wished to get plastic surgery, but she did not like getting hate for fake news.
Sissy Sheridan on Mental Health
For someone who suffers from body dysmorphic disorder, it is typical for their mental health to be affected. Sheridan has admitted that she struggles with mental health and social anxiety.
Regardless of her issues, Sheridan is very open about them and spreads awareness through her social media.