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Kate Moss claims she was never anorexic

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Supermodel Kate Moss has long made headlines for things she says and things she does. A few years ago it was the cocaine scandal, then it was her partying ways, then it was her love life. Kate’s life is full of scandals – which is why the media love her.

The media especially had a field day after Kate made an embarrassing faux pas during an interview with fashion magazine WWD, in which she named one of her mottos: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

Critics slammed the model and she received wide-ranged criticism for her comment, with many accusing the model – who was part of the “heroin chic” phase in the 1990s – of encouraging young women to become anorexic. This was unacceptable, critics found, as Kate is seen by many as a role model, and her comment could increase the amount of young women who have eating disorders.

Since her early modeling days, Kate has always been targeted for her skinny looks. She repeatedly spoke in many interviews for her being thin and not anorexic. The Insider, who labeled the model as being “delusional”, quoted Kate Moss as saying: “I was never anorexic, so I was never that skinny. I was never bony-bony. But I remember thinking, ‘I don’t want to be this skinny”.

Kate continued by blaming her stick thin frame on the model lifestyle, and that sometimes, when doing shows, she wasn’t fed. The telegraph.co.uk quotes the model as saying: “I remember standing up in the bath one day, and there was a mirror in front of me, and I was so thin! I hated it. I never liked being that skinny”.

Talking about her image in media and doing some damage control, healthdiaries.com quotes Kate as having said: “I was a scapegoat. The media had to put responsibility on somebody, and I was chosen. They felt free to say that because someone was thin they were anorexic, which is ridiculous”.

Other celebrities who have suffered from eating disorders include Mary-Kate Olsen,Sharon Osbourne, Daniel JohnsOprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda.

Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KateMoss.jpg; Author: Deon Maritz

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