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Skinny Celebrities And Their Unhealthy Messages


Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 Skinny Celebrities And Their Unhealthy Messages

Stars who have been in the spotlight in recent times for their tiny frames include the likes of Lara Flynn Boyle, Calista Flockhart, Mary Kate Olsen, Kate Bosworth, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Keira Knightly, Teri Hatcher, Renee Zellweger and Nicole Kidman, while Victoria Beckham and Nicole Ritchie seem to be permanent fixtures on the front covers of magazines.
These women are slim, and are seen as role models by people who look up to them, especially impressionable young girls.

They have often been accused of promoting thinness and making it fashionable, thereby inspiring other people to look the same, but it is unfair to accuse them of promoting eating disorders.

Perhaps some of the stars mentioned above have eating disorders themselves, perhaps they don’t. Some have even admitted to suffering from eating problems in the past, while others have felt it necessary to come out and say they do not have an eating disorder, as was recently the case with Keira Knightly.

Others are constantly fighting off accusations they have a problem with food and deny they ever work out, while insisting they ‘eat like a horse’ and that this is ‘just their natural weight’. Perhaps this is true, but how many people can really say this and mean it?

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