Supermodel Kate MossHe was once heavily criticised for telling his fans all over the globe. “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”The fat-shaming comment offended many people. Do you think Moss would regret making that comment after all these years?
Moss’s 2009 Mantra
The phrase was published for the first time in 2009. In a Women’s Wear DailyInterviewWith the model. When asked, Moss replied that she did not have any mantras. Moss answered, “There are loads of mottos. There’s ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’. That’s one of them. You try and remember, but it never works.”
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Moss’s comments caused an uproar, and still do years later. She was accused of encouraging young girls to develop eating disorders as well as shaming people who weren’t as rail-thin as famous models at the time. Many websites that promote eating disorders adopted the phrase, making it a viral hit.
Moss Got Blasted ‘Regrettable’Comment
Beat, an eating disorder charity, stated at the time, “For [Moss] to even inadvertently legitimize something that could be potentially so harmful is regrettable.” Meanwhile, the model’s reps insisted the comment was taken out of context.
Moss’s use of the phrase was not immediately condemned by everyone.CNNYou can add the quote to your “Top 20 quotes of 2009”While CosmopolitanNamed it one of the “Most Insane Things Celebs Said”It was that year. However, people all over the globe blasted the model, even fellow models.
British model Katie Green said, “There are 1.1 million eating disorders in the UK alone. Kate Moss’s comments are likely to cause many more. If you read any of the pro-anorexia websites, they go crazy for quotes like this.”
Moss Regrets Saying It
Megyn Kelley interviewed Moss almost ten years after the comments were made. She asked questions about her statements. Supermodels responded, “My friend used to say it. Because you know, we were all living together, and we’d go for the biscuits and go, ‘Oh, nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.’ It’s a little jingle.”
Moss responded to a question regarding the current state in the modeling industry. “There’s so much more diversity now, I think it’s right. There’s so many different sizes and colors and heights. Why would you just be a one-size model and being represented for all of these people? So yes, for sure, it’s better.”
Moss’ comments about weight loss are still used online today, but people now understand how harmful that phrase really is—and are happy the supermodel has reevaluated her thoughts on how a person should look.