Kate Moss Blasted for Saying Being Skinny Is Better Than Eating

Celebrity Style Nov. 19, 2009 AT 5:46PM
Kate Moss Blasted for Saying Being Skinny Is Better Than Eating Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Kate Moss needs a new motto.

After she told Women's Wear Daily that she lived by the slogan, "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels," the model, 35, has been attacked by eating disorder groups for her "dangerous" viewpoint.

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"Comments like this make it even more difficult for young people struggling with an eating disorder," said Mary George, a representative of a British eating disorder charity called Beat. "She probably doesn't realize how dangerous such comments can be."

In fact, that exact comment is a slogan posted on many Web sites that encourage girls not to eat and pushes those with anorexia or bulimia over the edge.

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Model Katie Green also considered her statement "shocking and irresponsible," especially because Moss has a seven-year-old daughter, Lila Grace.

"Kate is a mother herself and how would parents with children suffering from eating disorders feel reading something like this?" said Green, who has been campaigning to stop the use of ultra-thin models in runway shows. "[Kate] should really have thought before she spoke like most of us do before giving interviews."

Moss' modeling agency, Storm, however, said her words were misconstrued.

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"This was part of a longer answer Kate gave during a wider-ranging interview, which has unfortunately been taken out of context and completely misrepresented," the agency said in a statement. "For the record, Kate does not support this as a lifestyle choice."

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