Eighth-grader Julia Bluhm began a video blog and online petition after girls in her ballet class complained that they were too fat; she was able to get 84,000 signatures, according to NBC.
Ophira Edut, the founder of loveyourbody.org, told NBC that teenagers compare themselves to the photos they see in magazines and they are especially vulnerable to these images.
The Washington Post reported that Seventeen announced this month it would never change a girl's body or face shape but would continue to retouch small imperfections like stray hairs and pimples.
Julia’s mother told The Washington Post she was pleased with the magazine’s response but felt it could still be doing more.
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