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  • 'My Life was Ruined by a Meme'


    Edinburgh Website
    Posted: November 13, 2017 Posted: November 13, 2017

    | Are you a meme creator? You should think twice before using someone's face to humour others: Cyber bullying in its newest form.


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    From Bad Luck Brian to the Star Wars Kid, Jessi Slaughter to the Goosebumps girl, viral memes can have a real effect on people's lives on the other side of the screen. The most prominent example though, is Heidi Yeh, who claims the plastic surgery meme she featured in a few years ago has completely ruined her life.

    "Model Heidi Yeh says an internet meme ruined her career and had a damaging effect of her family. Social media is a part of most people lives. We share photos and videos, laugh together at cute cat videos and memes. But how would you feel if you were the unwitting victim of a meme? That's what one model - Heidi Yeh - says happened to her when she became the focus of jokes and internet memes claiming that she'd had plastic surgery. She says it has had a huge effect on her career and family."