Eugenia Cooney is an American YouTuber and Twitch streamer who’s YouTube channel has garnered over two million subscribers
In October 2016, petitions were made to ban her from YouTube as some internet users believed she was promoting dangerous eating habits, and creating pro anorexia content. Around that time, Cooney stated that she did not have an eating disorder and refrained from discussing her weight and eating habits.
Pro-anorexia (pro-ana) groups differ widely in their stances. Most claim that they exist mainly as a non-judgmental environment for anorexics; a place to turn to, to discuss their illness, and to support those who choose to enter recovery. Others deny anorexia nervosa is a mental illness and claim instead that it is a “lifestyle choice” that should be respected by doctors and family.