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Kate Moss and her "anorexic" comment


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I'm going to rant a bit about this who situation. Kate moss said that one of here mottos is "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels". Now she's taking flak because of it. Because it's used on many pro-ana and mia sites. Now, if this comment weren't at least in part true, there wouldn't be so many sites like caloriecount.about.com, and all the other diet and weight loss groups. People like being skinny. There aren't too many people who can truthfully say that they like being fat, and are perfectly content remaining fat.

Is this quote basically telling people to starve themselves? Or is it saying think about the consequences of putting that in your mouth if you want to be thin?

Since when did being proud that you are thin become this horrible, evil thing?

And yes, before you jump on my back, I realise she's a drug addict...**** happens. That's not what I'm talking about.

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Strong and healthy feels better than skinny.

Some people like being skinny. It is a personal preference. An opinion.  Some people simply like the way very thin people look. However, the pain and suffering that maintaining a weigh that is too low for your body will ‘outweigh’ the benefits of being as ‘skinny’ as you want to be. Being able to live a normal and healthy life feels better than ‘ skinny’ feels. Trust me, it is not possible to enjoy being skinny if it stops you from having friends, performing well at school or your job, and basically holds you back from achieving your potentials in life.

I think people should get over it.

 

She did not say "go starve yourselves so your thin", she said something, which could have in no way been meant as an anorexic reference, as the media is painting it to be. I agree with the comment, I love being skinny, and I like the way it looks. Some people like the way society's idealistic 'healthy' body looks, and some people prefer how curvier people look. Personal preference. I doubt she set out to anger 'eating disorder groups' and promote ED's.

Well I might sound a little harsh but she is a model, and sometimes I think models should not open their mouths and give interviews. They tend to put their foot in their mouths a lot, or have incredibly annoying voices, or just be dumber than sticks. Which is no problem - I mean I would not complain if I looked like a model and was not the brightest person. God only gives you but so many gifts. Laughing

There are of course the exceptions or cross-over artists like... Brooke Shields, Camron Diaz, Cindy Crawford, etc.

Her comment does not surprise me at all, and I do not think it is a big deal.

Her body is her office - and she gets hired by the best designers in the world. She makes money by looking the way she does. I'm sure she does not eat very much, and has/had an unhealthy lifestyle, but that is her choice, and necessary for her to get jobs. She makes a good clothes hanger, and that is about it. 

I think that if anyone is to 'blame' then it is the designers/marketers/media - for supporting and glamorizing the look that she has.

The comment shows a little bit of the hard work (of not eating) that models have to do to look the way they do.

Luckily the fashion world has gotten out of the 'heroin chic' look that Kate Moss and the 1990's are known for, for the time being.

I'd rather be strong and healthy than look like that.

Kate Moss' comment is her own personal opinion on the matter. The press has a habit of building a fairly innocent comment into something it was never meant to be.

On a slightly different subject she may be skinny but she is far from healthy.

i think people self medicate with food too much. when i do it, i regret it. feeling full and heavy sucks...the extra chocolate/ice cream/cake/pizza is never worth the regret felt afterwards.  she makes a good point. i think im gonna start using that phrase as a mantra

I think the media is just making a big deal out of nothing again.

I agree that starving yourself isn't healthy. And Kate Moss is far from healthy. I mean, she smokes, is super skinny, and does heroin.

She's not a role model. She's a fashion model.

Whatever she says, people are going to pay attention to it because she's famous. People can either take it to heart or ignore it. It really doesn't matter what she or anyone says. Not everyone can look the way she does. Otherwise, the world would be full of heroin-snorting, skinny b*tches. Tongue out

I think that people with eating disorders are ill and a throw way comment from a  model will not encourage anyone to develop an eating disorder.

I have belonged to slimming clubs in the past and they have promoted such sayings as 'Fridge pickers wear bigger knickers', 'a moment on the lips a life time on the hips' and of course 'nothing tastes as good as thin feels'.All little 'mantras' to make those of us trying to reduce our waistlines stop and think whether we really need that second helping of cheese cake etc. I agree with those of you that rightly say that Kate's comment has been blown out of all proportion by the media.

 I agree she's not a role model, she's a fashion model.

 

Original Post by rosieblue:

Strong and healthy feels better than skinny.

 Can you believe that I totally thought feeling skinny was the best feeling in the world but that now I strongly support this statement? I totally changed my mind! I feel sad for those who think otherwise now. Because skinny is socially unatractive. And now I feel social!

Just because I needed to express my happiness and make others believe in this!

Original Post by nnizz:

Original Post by rosieblue:

Strong and healthy feels better than skinny.

 Can you believe that I totally thought feeling skinny was the best feeling in the world but that now I strongly support this statement? I totally changed my mind! I feel sad for those who think otherwise now. Because skinny is socially unatractive. And now I feel social!

Just because I needed to express my happiness and make others believe in this!

 i third that. skinny may feel good but its only momentarily . it has caused nothing but self dstruction to my life and nearly took it . i dont know what kate really meant by saying this . she probably wanted attention . all i can say is i wouldnt want to be like her shes no role model . she should learn to keep her mouth shut

It's what I'd call a tip-of-the-iceberg throw away truth.

She's just expressing the sum total of her life (below the waterline sits most of the iceberg).

You can't be selective and decide to put aside her addictions and issues and assume that with this one comment she somehow offered up something outside of her reality.

Her reality is not pretty. It is about thin defining a life because what else is there for her?

She lost custody of her children; she has/d a profoundly dysfunctional relationship with a disturbed and tortured Pete Doherty; she's a coke-head; she was told to lay off the alcohol after developing an unattended and particularly nasty fungal infection this Spring -- but back at the alcohol 3 months later (2009).

[for those of you who don't know, the number one killer for alcoholics is not the liver giving out -- it's actually an unattended run-of-the-mill infection from a cut or bump]

Those are just the highlights of the low life. She certainly hasn't said anything out of character for her. The media outcry over the inappropriateness of her comment gives it way more importance than it should have.

It should be met with a shake of the head and a "There goes that Kate Moss again making personal tragedy seem all glamorous. How very, very sad."

Also, being thin and attractive can get you places in some respects; certain people treat you better, and models like Kate’s  livelihoods have always depended on how they look. Therefore, being thin has got certain people a lot in life. Unfortunately, such people overlook the more important aspects of life that they should be deriving their happy ness from. If their looks were taken away, they would not have the tools to enjoy their life without being thin. It is the same with Paris Hilton and very rich people. Because they literally buy  several thousands of dollars worth of clothes when they want to feel good, they lack to ability to be happy in normal, non material ways.

i've heard fat chicks from this site use that motto, just because it comes out of a super models mouth doesnt mean it gets to be ripped apart now.

^ Are you that bored that you're going to go around commenting on things for shock value?

Original Post by sayanything7:

^ Are you that bored that you're going to go around commenting on things for shock value?

She's a self-described "fat chick" in her own profile so I think it's supposed to be a self-referential comment. 

Original Post by darkylinky:

i've heard fat chicks from this site use that motto, just because it comes out of a super models mouth doesnt mean it gets to be ripped apart now.

 Actually this is an interesting point, albeit vocalised in a somewhat clumsy way.

I have lost 42 lbs, have 55 lbs to go, and use these sorts of sayings to myself to dissuade my self from over indulging on occasion. At how many pounds overweight does it become non PC to use these sayings?

I agree.. (ps. hi, im new here) That saying has been around for a long, long time and MANY people have used it as a quick and quirky mantra. The saying has always meant "being  healthy"... Just because celebrities can sometimes be deathly skinny, does not mean the meaning has been warped in their image. If people want to use it in a twisted way, thats there own business. I doubt Kate Moss cares lol. She knew what she meant.

I'm actually found it refreshing that Kate Moss said that. I think that it is important for young women to realize that the many of these grotesquely skinny celebrities are literally killing themselves with starvation diets or drug abuse to be so thin.

There are so many interviews where a reporter will ask a model or acress what her secret is to staying so slim, and she will answer that she eats a ton of food and just has a high metabolism. I call BS. Sure, there are some genetic outliers. But not that many.

So yeah, if you really really want to look like Kate Moss, you will have to live like Kate Moss - complete with the starvation, cigarettes, and cocaine. Or, you could decide to be happy and healthy and choose a role model with a little more substance - both physical and intellectual - instead.

I didn't know that was an anoreixc saying. This is my mantra. I remember my mom always saying this when she was dieting. I am going to look this up and find out what happened.

It's not necessarily an anorexic saying, it's just used on a lot of pro-ana/mia sites...that's why she got in trouble for saying it.

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