WEB DESK: A selfie-obsessed girl, Hannah Carpenter, killed herself after trying to copy celebrity pictures on the internet, her father told the Telegraph.
Miss Carpenter was found dead in the woods near her home in Redruth, Cornwall, on May 31.
Her father, David Carpenter says they later found thousands of images of each part of her body on her phone alongside negative comments about her weight.
“On the internet and in magazines it is all about the body image now and striving for something that is not possible, Carpenter said
“The pressure of it all became too much for her. We could not prevent what she did. But she had a very loving family.”
Coroner Barry Van den Berg said Hannah’s body was recovered from the nearby woods on May 31, a day after her family reported her missing to police.
“She had a loving boyfriend and a good job. She had loving parents and had everything anybody would want. But it was immaterial to her.”
For her, it was all about what she looked like.
“If you mentioned something it was like a dagger going in. Especially if you said something about her hair and clothes, she would instantly have to change.
She took everything to heart and had a few knock-backs at school and some Facebook bullying we found out about afterwards.”
But it was just too much for her.
“There were thousands of pictures of her looking at herself. She was videoing her legs from all different actions and it was all ‘do I look fat in this? Do I look fat in that?’ She was taking pictures every single day.”
It had gone from a physical problem to a psychological one.
“Even though she looked stunning she thought she was fat, worthless and talentless.”
“She had it all – but it was not enough. Or maybe it was just too much.”
Giving a verdict of suicide, coroner Mr Van De Berg said: “This was a case where Hannah was concealing the way she was feeling from virtually everybody.”
“Parents never expect to lose a child – it is just wrong. Anybody who has heard your heartbreaking story about your beautiful daughter would wish the greatest sympathy to you all.”
Source: The Telegraph