Monroe and Presley.
This is the most perfect picture I have ever seen ok.
And notice how he doesn’t have a six pack and she isn’t bone thin. Beautiful.
Both these people had deep self destructive behaviors based on self-loathing. These are images of people, not real people. The real people struggled to maintain this hollywood image with drugs and food.
The standards of hollywood are even worse now, but even then many talented people “managed” by the studios and record companies took “diet pills” that were cheap speed and destroyed their bodies and mental health.
Both these people died of drug abuse, and in Elvis’s case, his physical decline was fraught with chronic constipation, and constant pain which he battled with prescription drugs.
Monroe’s abondonment issues created a dependence on barbiturates that would eventually kill her.
When you see these people, honor them by realising “the perfect picture” is false, both literally(photoshop) and figuratively. These were real, complex, sad people, whose live’s were not made happy, despite having everything America values: money, beauty and talent.
These things were not enough to get them to love themselves. Self care is the most important thing you can do. Take care of your body, your mind and forgive yourself for those transgressions you take yourself to task for. After all, if being “perfect” didn’t make these people happy, what makes you think it will make you happy?