Gok Wan opens up about his battle with body confidence
GOK WAN ON THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON BODY IMAGE STRUGGLES
On today’s Loose Women, stylist and honorary Loose Man Gok Wan opened up about his battle with body confidence and lamented how, as a nation, this problem is at an all-time high thanks to social media.
Discussing his recent Instagram post about his body image struggles, he said: “I am going to talk from the heart here, I think we are probably in the worst place we have ever been in with body confidence, with social media and how young people - and how people our age - feel about themselves. Identifying with a shape...with how we should look, is so out of whack now.
Gok told us: “I hear so many horror stories...I get so many of these messages [on social media] saying to me: ‘My son or my daughter has just come out of a clinic’...I do feel responsible and I get really bad social media guilt if I can’t talk to them all. So this was a kind of an open letter I suppose. I felt compelled to say it...if one person read that and thought: ‘I am not on my own’ or ‘I am going to get better’ or ‘I can feel better about myself’, then it was worth me sending it out.”
Gok also talked about his new show, Say Yes To the Dress on TLC, teasing tonight’s series opener: “It’s a great episode...It’s full of heart, full of tears…”
Watch the video to see the full conversation with Gok.