Plus-Sized Models Target of Online Harassment Through Altered Images

A group is taking aim at completely unsuspecting women by digitally altering their photos to make them look thinner.
2:32 | 08/25/15

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and this morning's hot button, a new form of online harassment targeting women. A group stealing their images online, photoshopping the pictures to make them look thinner. ABC's Jesse palmer is here. Okay, Jesse, good morning. Robin, this cruel campaign is taking aim at completely unsuspecting women. But one woman who found herself a victim had a very surprising and positive response. It's fat shaming at its worth. Pictures of women, photoshopped to look thinner. The group behind the so-called hate project, projects harpoon stealing images online, editing them and them reposting them on social media with captions like, wow, from a depressed chub to an elegant fox and from blocking the view to enhancing it. The targets are plus sized everyday women and models even actresses like Melissa Mccarthy, rebel Wilson and singer Meghan Trainor have also felt the wrath. We are sending the wrong message to young women out there that if you're not a 2 or a 4, that you deserve to get photoshopped in a picture and that is not the message we should be sending to young women today. Reporter: The leader behind the campaign says it supports the movement of being in shape and not feeding into obesity telling "People" magazine, our intention is not to harm oppress or trigger anyone. We get dozens of messages a day talking how photos have inspired them to go to the gym and maintain a better lifestyle but plus style model ruby Rox was not inspired. When I saw it I kind of laughed just because the photoshopped is poorly done for one thing but it's also just completely unnatural. Not everybody is meant to be a size 0 or a size 2. Reporter: Roxx was so angry she published a blog post and ended up thanking them. I didn't want the blog to be ranting and just angry. I don't want to put energy negative out in the world. Thank you for giving me the strength to overcome this. Thank you for giving me the power to be able to fight you and to fight the bullies. They've tried to take the power away from me but I've just felt like I have all the power now. The campaign using Facebook and instagram accounts to share their images has since been shut down, guys and Facebook telling ABC news pages like this have no place on our platform. We do not tolerate bullying or harassment and we will continue to remove this content as quickly as possible when it is reported to us. The right thing to do. People have too much time on their hands. Yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely. All right now we'll get to

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