Posts tagged "thinspiration"

Travel Channel Pulls Adam Richman’s “Man Finds Food” After #Thinspiration Rant

Adam Richman from the shows "Man vs. Food" and "Man Finds Food" made abusive comments an Instagram thread last week after some of his followers objected the use of the tag #thinspiration on a post about his weight loss. Fat activist Amber Sarah and others pointed out that #thinspiration is used by the pro-eating disorder…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2014

Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley Talks Dangerous Thigh Gaps

Plus size model Robyn Lawley penned a wonderful post on The Daily Beast about the dangers of thigh gaps and “thinspiration.” What I especially liked about her post was that she avoided body shaming of any kind while making valid points about how the media, “thinspo,” and thigh gaps can erode the self-esteem and body image of…

By: College Candy / October 30, 2013

Alexa Chung On Body Image & How Naturally Thin Girls Can’t Win Either

"I think it’s about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect. Like you can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight. It’s not actually mutually inclusive. I just get frustrated because, just because I exist in this shape, doesn’t mean that I’m like advocating it and being…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2012

Kate Upton Responds To Fat-Shaming Blogger

"I'm not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life and I can't if I'm not eating and miserable." -- Here's Kate Upton in the UK's Sun saying she doesn't give an eff that some "thinspiration" bloggers think she's fat. An anonymous blogger who calls herself Skinny Gurl at a pro-anorexia site…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

An Open Letter To Thinspiration Blogs

Dear Thinspiration Blogs, At first I didn't really understand you. I mean, I'd heard of the "pro-ana" blogs that lurked in dark corners of the internet, encouraging starvation and promoting anorexia. But thinspiration blogs are more mainstream. You show up on the Pinterest homepage in the form of "diet plans" that allow nothing but lemo…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 18, 2012

So, What’s Wrong With This Karlie Kloss Photo?

Last week, a series of photos of model Karlie Kloss went up on Vogue Italia's website. The shots, by photographer Stephen Meisel, prominently featured the mostly-nude body of Kloss. But just as quickly as the photos went up, one shot -- this shot -- was taken down. And fashionistas began surmising that perhaps Kloss's taut,…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 9, 2011

Kate Moss-Inspired “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels” Kid’s Shirt Banned

You've got to wonder, sometimes, what marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like the one Brit company Zazzle made to allow a children's T-shirt to be sold with the words "Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels." When the T first came to light, Zazzle claimed that it was simply "a custom product…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2011

Kate Middleton Is “Thinspiration” On Pro-Anorexia Websites

Palace PR disaster: Kate Middleton is the new "thinspiration" icon held up by pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia bloggers. Kate has always been slender and athletic, but she dropped a noticeable amount of weight before her wedding. That makes me sad, because I've been a royal watcher for years and I've always thought she looked pretty just…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2011

Girl Talk: My Love/Hate Relationship With Thinspiration Blogs

The other night, I was wading through all the junk scattered around my apartment, starting to panic because I couldn’t find a book I needed to review. I threw out bag after bag of garbage and finally decided to get some dinner, my version of which was a prepackaged frozen entree of organic tofu, vegetable…

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / December 23, 2010