Friday, November 20, 2009

Kate Moss' Misstep

It seems eating disorder experts are peeved at Kate Moss for citing as one of her mottos: “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”, a quote that appears on websites encouraging girls to starve themselves. Click here for the full story. 

I'm sorry but skinny's got nothin' on food. Do you know a hungry model who's ever in a good mood? Or sober? They need the drugs and alcohol to either suppress their appetite or make them forget they have one.

Kate's PR machine is saying the quote was taken out of context. You'd think they could come up with something a little more imaginative. That is so cliché. We all know the soft underbelly of the modeling world is riddled with eating disorder and addiction roadkill. But the industry will never admit to that. 

This is old news, but deserves to be mentioned - there is a modicum of hope as some governments have imposed regulations regarding Body Mass Index (BMI) minimums. Thank you Spain for taking charge and displaying some kind of sanity. 

I could go on some feminist rant about the fashion industry and its impossible standards, about how scores of young girls and even grown women die each year trying to achieve some heavily Photoshopped "ideal". But it's already been said. Besides, being a fashion model can't be any fun. Having to  constantly obsess about your looks and body weight? Please. I'd rather scarf down a big, fat, greasy burger and a cold beer. Now that is pure joy.

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