Ryerson university in Toronto conducted a study on the effects of television characters on body image. Specifically, the study found that watching just a 10-minute clip of Friends (specifically Jennifer Aniston and Courteney) cox caused women to feel bad about their bodies. The study's author is quoted as saying, "People have the tendency to make rapid comparisons of themselves to images on television programs even when they don't think they are being affected."
Are there any current shows or stars that you think women with body image concerns should avoid? Have you noticed yourself having negative body thoughts (in e.d. language, being "triggered") by any of these shows or characters? Is there a pull to watch them despite their emotional impact?